\ ˈbäk-sē How to pronounce boxy (audio) \
boxier; boxiest

Definition of boxy

: resembling a box

Other Words from boxy

boxiness noun

Examples of boxy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Since the ’70s, has Margaret Howell ever missed with her cotton-twill jackets and boxy poplin shirts? Zoe Dubno, Vogue, 16 June 2022 The boxy body, which is coated in Keswick Green paint, shows no damage save for a few small scuff marks and a minor chip on the front windscreen. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 14 June 2022 Cinematographer Oscar Ignacio Jiménez frames things from a distance, the uncommon, boxy aspect ratio suggesting a domestic family slideshow more than the adventure movie at the center of which Joseph imagines himself. Peter Debruge, Variety, 9 June 2022 Last year, Mercedes unveiled the EQB, an electric crossover derived from the boxy, compact GLB. Caleb Miller, Car and Driver, 2 June 2022 Inside a boxy aspect ratio, auteur Víctor Checa paints a deliberately drab vision of Lima, Peru, where the atmospheric cinematography and lo-fi elements of technology in the narrative create a gritty and grounded take on science fiction. Carlos Aguilar, Los Angeles Times, 1 June 2022 With a sleek roof that offered shelter from the elements, the boxy brick-and-glass structure was held up as a model for service-station design. Siobhan Reid, Washington Post, 1 June 2022 Cinematographer Maria von Hausswolffs takes that historical source as her visual cue, shooting in the boxy 1.33:1 Academy ratio with the hard edges and rounded off corners of old photos. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 27 May 2022 The brand became known world-wide for its durability and enjoyed golden years with the iconic Lada Niva, a boxy vehicle that some consider a precursor to the modern SUV. Nick Kostov, WSJ, 16 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of boxy

1834, in the meaning defined above

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22 Jun 2022

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“Boxy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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