\ˈbäk-sē \
boxier; boxiest

Definition of boxy 

: resembling a box

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boxiness noun

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The result is a boxy, roomy camper that can fit a crowd for entertaining or a family for sleep. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Remote-controlled camper trailer pops up in 30 seconds," 19 Oct. 2018 Before designing the boxy bags, which have expanded from rainbow beads to include a bunch of quirky motifs, like fruit prints and cowhide, Korn worked in the jewelry space. Halie Lesavage, Glamour, "The Story Behind Susan Alexandra, Fashion's Most Delightful Handbag Brand," 15 Oct. 2018 Reaching out a hand to feel those boxy barriers, the physical and virtual versions were only off by an inch or so. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "Hands-on: Oculus Quest is an intriguing new middle ground for VR," 27 Sep. 2018 Their twiglike silhouettes were drawn by long, lean skirts and short boxy jackets, or tunics with unstructured peplums at the hips over straight knee-length skirts. Vanessa Friedman, New York Times, "Fashion Parties With the French President," 6 Mar. 2018 The architects Govaert & Vanhoutte designed the boxy house with simple lines and massive windows to give it the appearance of a modern jewel box. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "A multigenerational home for the modern age," 15 May 2018 But while cruising along a quiet country road in Stroudsburg one day, Mr. Bonetti looked up and saw something that would drastically change their plans: a long, boxy modernist house cantilevered off the side of a hill. Tim Mckeough, New York Times, "A Place to Experiment in the Poconos," 28 Feb. 2018 The boxy suit jackets, pleated trousers, loose sweatshirts, and belted trench coats in the collection require no fashion expertise or sartorial risk-taking impulse. Noah Johnson, GQ, "Dries Van Noten Talks Staying Independent and Designing In the Instagram Age," 15 Mar. 2018 The Phluid Project has a section dedicated to boxy Champion sweatshirts, basketball shorts ($58) and WeSC bomber jackets. New York Times, "Breaking the Binary," 11 July 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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