adjective, wax·i·er, wax·i·est.
Origin of waxy1
adjective, wax·i·er, wax·i·est. Chiefly British.
Origin of waxy2
Related Words for waxyglistening, lustrous, waxen, impressionable, impressible, glassy, slick, smooth, soft, weak, yielding, ashen, blanched, ghostly, pallid, pasty, white, whitish, facile, pale
Examples from the Web for waxy
Contemporary Examples of waxy
It begins with me being nudged awake by a waxy moon spilling silver-white light through the window as I sucked my thumb.‘Tracing the Blue Light’: Read Chapter 1 of Eileen Cronin’s ‘Mermaid’
April 8, 2014
The world of competitive bodybuilding, and Gov. Schwarzenegger, owed its waxy life to androgens.Where Were the Doctors to Testify at Roger Clemens’s Perjury Trial?
June 20, 2012
In addition to her waxy Prince William, Rubell will also show a new series of Drinking Paintings in London.How to Marry Prince William
February 8, 2011
The combination of strands of softly cooked skate flesh and slices of waxy potatoes is a deeply pleasing one.The Backyard Cookout Gets Stylish
July 14, 2009
Historical Examples of waxy
His face changed from its copper color to a dull, waxy yellow.Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates
Above all, we wanted some waxy matter with which to experiment.The Stark Munro Letters
J. Stark Munro
The leaves are long and glossy; the blossoms are waxy white.Fil and Filippa
John Stuart Thomson
And I went and put the fowls in instead of the dog, and he was waxy, so I had to knock a quid off.Sons and Lovers
David Herbert Lawrence
I'd like to tell mamma to try it, only she'd be sure to get waxy.The Beth Book