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Meaning of waxy by Wiktionary Dictionary



    • 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 .


    waxy ( comparative more waxy, superlative most waxy )

    1. ( regional, colloquial ) Angry.

Explanation of waxy by Wordnet Dictionary


    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


    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.