boxier; boxiest
: resembling a box
boxiness noun

Examples of boxy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While many stars are opting for the oversized look, Jenner has engineered a cropped, waist-baring bomber complete with puffy sleeves that still fulfill the boxy look. Hannah Jackson, Vogue, 20 Nov. 2023 Creamy tweed-like material is accented with ornamental buttons, while the boxy double-breasted fit and shoulder pads make the jacket feel less precious. Glamour, 14 Nov. 2023 The fluid virtual bodies we were promised turned out to be boxy cartoon avatars. WIRED, 13 Nov. 2023 Lululemon Cotton-Blend Cardigan Get in on the boxy cardigan trend with this cute style that’s a reasonable $119. Gabrielle Porcaro, Travel + Leisure, 12 Nov. 2023 Early photos reveal a bohemian chic of sorts — leather jackets paired with tees, oversized sweaters, boxy shirts, and tailoring all cast in a shade of midnight black. Kyle Lamar Rice, Rolling Stone, 7 Nov. 2023 On top, Rocky wore a white collared shirt underneath a simple, heather gray top, and layered a boxy tartan suit jacket over both. Bailey Richards, Peoplemag, 4 Oct. 2023 The actress, 44, stepped out wearing an army green cable knit, henley-style pullover with a relaxed, boxy shape. Kayla Blanton, Peoplemag, 31 Oct. 2023 Similarly, Nvidia’s latest headquarters addition, an airy, jaw-dropping 750,000-square-foot structure dubbed Voyager (see above), rejects boxy structures, emphasizing instead communal spaces and views for everyone. Bysteve Mollman, Fortune, 14 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1834, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of boxy was in 1834

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“Boxy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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