boxy

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

Definition of boxy

: resembling a box

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Other Words from boxy

boxiness noun

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The boxy building is structured around an open air corridor of stairs and platforms that lead from one container room to the next. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Shipping container school in Thailand teaches sustainable construction," 3 Oct. 2018 Outside Shenzhen, there are still plenty of gritty factory towns like Dongguan, with its boxy, low-slung buildings churning out inexpensive furniture, clothing and chemical products—though there, too, change is in the air. Dan Strumpf, WSJ, "A Twist in the U.S. Tariff Battle: ‘It’s Helping China Be More Competitive’," 17 Sep. 2018 The Ranger 150 has a boxy footprint, seven feet long and four feet wide, with a dry weight nearing 700 pounds. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "The Polaris Ranger 150 EFI Is Like a Truck for Kids," 13 Feb. 2019 Six or seven decades ago, a big shot’s office was likely to be dominated by a boxy desk, surrounded by a few unremarkable chairs and perhaps a table stacked with files and knickknacks. James R. Hagerty, WSJ, "Florence Knoll Bassett Gave Corporate Offices a Clean, Modern Look," 1 Feb. 2019 The colors and patterns are repeated in the adjoining rooms—a technique that's fitting for a house with this type of architecture, called American Foursquare, which features large, boxy rooms with wide openings. Emma Bazilian, House Beautiful, "Next Wave Design Duo Toledo Geller Shares its Most Jaw-Dropping Room Transformations," 30 Jan. 2019 Headroom is still good even though the roof design is less boxy than its predecessor. Robert Duffer, chicagotribune.com, "2017 Jeep Compass Trailhawk better off road than on," 14 Nov. 2017 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

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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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