\ˈbē-chē \
beachier; beachiest

Definition of beachy 

1 : covered with pebbles or shingle

2 : characterized by beaches a beachy island

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Natural hair has also become a normal sight on the runway, after years of uniform beachy waves, to much fanfare. Hilary George-parkin, Glamour, "What's Holding Victoria's Secret Back From Body Diversity on the Runway?," 9 Nov. 2018 Back in the early ’90s, after a decade of cloying, overpowering scents, the trend shifted to beachy and airy ozonics like New West for Her and L’Eau d’Issey. Jane Larkworthy, The Cut, "Why Does Everyone Want to Smell Like Dirt?," 17 Apr. 2018 Once your entire head is curled, then shake out the curls to create a loose, beachy look like hers. Jillian Ruffo,, "Score Waves as Good as Lauren Burnham's on The Bachelor with Help from These Curling Irons," 6 Mar. 2018 Onia: Make sure to get all of the dream beachy pieces from Onia starting on November 21 until November 26. Glamour, "Black Friday Deals 2018: Everything We Know So Far," 12 Nov. 2018 For a romantic stroll on the sand with her British beau, Christina opted for a beachy floral jumpsuit and large hoop earrings. Megan Stein, Country Living, "Christina El Moussa Looks Stunning on Beach Vacation with Ant Anstead and Her Kids," 21 Aug. 2018 Her digital renderings of arcades, spas and beachy motels are completely engrossing with their almost-real textures, slick lines and myriad reflections of lights. Gayle Clemans, The Seattle Times, "Artists at Winston Wächter gallery construct enticing ‘Summer Dreams’," 30 July 2018 Go with beachy accessories with hints of red to finish off your patriotic look. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "7 Fourth of July Outfits You'll Want to Wear All Summer Long," 15 June 2018 Try a beachy knot like this for your day-to-day adventures, or a super high topknot and straight hair for a night out twist. Bella Gerard,, "The 11 Best Hairstyles for Medium-Length Hair," 16 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of beachy

1600, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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