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Meaning of waxy by Wiktionary Dictionary

waxy


    Pronunciation

    • enPR: wăkʹsē, IPA: /ˈwæksi/, SAMPA: /"w{ksi/
      Rhymes: -æksi

    Etymology 1

    From wax ( “soft oily substance” ) +‎ -y .

    Etymology 2

    From wax ( “fit of anger” ) +‎ -y .

    Adjective

    waxy ( comparative more waxy, superlative most waxy )

    1. ( regional, colloquial ) Angry.


Explanation of waxy by Wordnet Dictionary

waxy


    Adjective
    1. having the paleness of wax

    2. a thin face with a waxy paleness
    3. capable of being bent or flexed or twisted without breaking

    4. easily impressed or influenced

    5. a waxy mind
    6. made of or covered with wax

    7. careful, the floor is waxy


    Definition of waxy by GCIDE Dictionary

    waxy


    1. Waxy a. Resembling wax in appearance or consistency; viscid; adhesive; soft; hence, yielding; pliable; impressible. “Waxy to persuasion.” Bp. Hall.

      Waxy degeneration ( Med. ), amyloid degeneration. See under Amyloid. -- Waxy kidney, Waxy liver, etc. ( Med. ), a kidney or liver affected by waxy degeneration.