\ ˈmak-sē How to pronounce maxi (audio) \
plural maxis

Definition of maxi

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a long skirt, dress, or coat

Definition of maxi- (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : extra long maxiskirt
2 : extra large maxi-problems

Examples of maxi in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Halter dresses never go out of style, and this ruffled maxi dress from PrettyGarden is a winner in our book. Emily Belfiore, Travel + Leisure, 13 May 2022 Just two months after a then-pregnant Meghan stepped out in a custom, emerald coat by the English label in March 2019, Kate wore this floral maxi for a flower show. Sophie Dweck, Town & Country, 10 Apr. 2022 Don't wait too long, though, as this maxi is majorly in-demand right now, having recently risen 331 percent in sales on Amazon's Movers and Shakers chart, which tracks the retailer's top-selling and other popular items in real time. Rachel Simon,, 2 Apr. 2022 With an empire waist and cap sleeves, this micro-floral maxi is a present-day frock worthy of the Ton. Madeline Fass, Vogue, 1 Apr. 2022 This deep emerald maxi gives off just as much edge. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, 8 Feb. 2022 She was spotted in the wings, wearing a matching maxi dress and coat. Aimée Lutkin, ELLE, 2 May 2022 The multi-hyphenate was spotted out and about in Los Angeles yesterday, running errands solo in a light and breezy maxi dress. Quinci Legardye, Harper's BAZAAR, 1 May 2022 Leong's purple floral maxi dress from Husk looks gorgeous with a pair of Jazzy Jeff Glimmer - Dangle J earrings ($35) from Dented Diva and Steve Madden shoes. Alicia Vrajlal,, 27 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of maxi


1967, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for maxi



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extracted from maximum

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Last Updated

20 May 2022

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“Maxi.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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Kids Definition of maxi-

: very long or large


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