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plural maxis
: a long skirt, dress, or coat


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combining form

: extra long
: extra large

Examples of maxi in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web
Abercrombie also has a great deal on a lounge maxi dress that's strikingly similar to the viral one from Skims (but cheaper). Malia Griggs, Glamour, 27 Nov. 2023 The singer let the brand's signature styles work for her: the nude maxi's ruching detail accentuated her figure. Hannah Jackson, Vogue, 25 Nov. 2023 Snag a new puffer jacket like this Steve Madden style for $80, the quilted puffer from Big Chill for just $40, or the brand’s maxi coat with a teddy-like boucle collar that’s now $37. Ali Faccenda, Peoplemag, 25 Nov. 2023 Its long lantern sleeves and V-neck maxi cut create a look that’s both sophisticated and comfortable. Mia Meltzer, Rolling Stone, 21 Nov. 2023 Saweetie adapted the look for herself with the leather crop top and maxi skirt embellished with belts, buckles, and chains. Gabi Thorne, Allure, 30 Oct. 2023 This Prime Big Deal Days—running from October 10 to 11—includes major discounts on chic fall dresses, including maxi styles, sweater dresses, and more that will look so cute with your favorite denim or leather jacket. Terri Peters, Parents, 9 Oct. 2023 Pair with trousers or even a flowing maxi skirt for a chic winter look. Samantha Booth, Rolling Stone, 8 Nov. 2023 Add a pair of tailored pants or a leather skirt for a polished look or opt for jeans, leggings, or a maxi skirt for a more relaxed vibe. Toni Sutton, Peoplemag, 7 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History




Combining form

extracted from maximum

First Known Use


1967, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of maxi was in 1967

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Cite this Entry

“Maxi.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition


: a long skirt, dress, or coat
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