\ ˈbäk-sē \
boxier; boxiest

Definition of boxy

: resembling a box

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Other Words from boxy

boxiness noun

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Performing at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago over the weekend, the singer-songwriter wore a black cowboy hat and layered a boxy striped polo shirt atop the voluminous garment. Rachel Hahn, Vogue, "Only Lauryn Hill Could Make a Big Tulle Skirt and Cowboy Hat Work Together," 23 July 2018 In the spring of the following year, Volvo rolled out its V90, a slick descendant of the boxy, yuppie tanks that made the brand famous in the 1980s. Kyle Stock, The Seattle Times, "Richer Americans are skipping SUVs for station wagons," 7 Jan. 2019 For her first public outing of 2019, Kate wore a vibrant blue Catherine Walker coat, paired with a boxy clutch, navy pumps, pearl earrings and a thick headband, which is quickly becoming the Duchess's signature accessory. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Kate Middleton Kicks Off the New Year by Attending Church with Queen Elizabeth and Prince William," 6 Jan. 2019 But for $160, Everlane’s extra-puffy option will do the trick thanks to its microfiber thermal insulation and boxy fit with a hidden drawstring waist that's designed to keep in heat. Lindsey Murray, Good Housekeeping, "Everlane's ReNew Puffer With a 38,000 Person Waitlist Is Back in Stock," 29 Oct. 2018 Time At at time when companies loathed taking risks, Ford couldn't have made a bolder move than to create the Taurus, a sleek, European-style sedan that stood apart from the boxy, clunky American cars of its day. Chris Woodyard, USA TODAY, "Ford ends iconic Taurus, as cars lose out to popular SUVs," 27 Apr. 2018 Sophia, whose torso comes without legs, was snapped front row wearing Wang’s boxy blazer style, with metal safety pins forming hearts on both of her sleeves. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "The Breakout Front Row Star at Alexander Wang’s Show? A Robot," 2 Dec. 2018 Named for her mother, the handmade bag is small—8 inches by 9 inches—and boxy, with a square base and two top handles. Halie Lesavage, Glamour, "The Story Behind Susan Alexandra, Fashion's Most Delightful Handbag Brand," 15 Oct. 2018 Originally used as work trucks, these big, boxy vans can provide a blank slate for all your DIY #VanLife dreams. Megan Barber, Curbed, "The 5 best vans for your DIY camper conversion," 8 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of boxy

circa 1861, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of boxy was circa 1861

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