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

Examples of boxy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Two of these boxy containers, which hold seven bikes each, will be installed somewhere in the city as part of a pilot program paid for by scooter company Voi, which won a City Innovation Fund grant as part of its imminent expansion. Alissa Walker, Curbed, "Here’s a Handsome Solution to New York’s Bike-Parking Crisis," 12 Feb. 2021 Never mind that the arena’s ancient video screens, with the boxy 1.33-to-one aspect ratio of a 1980s television, made the viewing experience multiple times worse than watching at home. Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle, "What's your last pre-pandemic crowd memory? A Warriors watch party resonates in 2021," 11 Feb. 2021 Her coat, a product of Balenciaga’s spring ‘21 collection that features long, rolled up sleeves and boxy shoulders, is similarly easy to mimic on a budget. Eliza Huber, refinery29.com, "Hailey Bieber’s Latest Look Will Convince You To Wear Joggers Outside," 2 Feb. 2021 In a boxy ikat button-up, a terry cloth bucket hat, and retro trousers, the Euphoria actress elegantly breaks from dresses-only gender norms. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "Zendaya Wears Menswear Better Than the Boys On New GQ Cover," 11 Jan. 2021 The boxy 4x4 Defender – originally known as the Series I – was sold by Land Rover for about seven decades before it was briefly discontinued globally in 2016. Nathan Bomey, USA TODAY, "Tesla Cybertruck, Ford Bronco, Jeep Wagoneer among 2021's most anticipated new vehicles," 1 Jan. 2021 May died in 1989 at 80, when boxy modern design and grander, formal houses were stealing attention away from his more relaxed style. Sunset Magazine, "A Garden in Every Room: How Cliff May Invented California Living," 22 Jan. 2021 Amanda Lantz, a designer in Carmel, Ind., appreciates Jaxx’s boxy Modular Kid’s Love seat and Ottoman ($159, brookstone.com) for its ability to transform into a table or sleeper for nap time. Rachel Wolfe, WSJ, "Can the Nugget Couch Really Keep Quarantined Kids Entertained?," 20 Jan. 2021 On one side of the highway is the school, and on the other side are the boxy apartment complexes where many students live. Sandra Upson, Wired, "Covid, Schools, and the High-Stakes Experiment No One Wanted," 18 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of boxy

circa 1861, in the meaning defined above

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22 Feb 2021

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“Boxy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/boxy. Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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