starchy

adjective
\ ˈstär-chē How to pronounce starchy (audio) \
starchier; starchiest

Definition of starchy

1 : containing, consisting of, or resembling starch starchy foods
2 : formal, stiff a starchy lawyer

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Other Words from starchy

starchily \ ˈstär-​chə-​lē How to pronounce starchily (audio) \ adverb
starchiness \ ˈstär-​chē-​nəs How to pronounce starchiness (audio) \ noun

Examples of starchy in a Sentence

a starchy and demanding teacher

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Sauteed garlic and the starchy cohort of pasta cooking water complete just enough of a sauce to coat a slightly thicker noodle like fettuccine. Bonnie S. Benwick, The Denver Post, "This lighter fettuccine still delivers the cheesy, creamy goodness we crave," 4 Sep. 2019 Downstairs, the staff was overseen by the starchy butler Mr. Carson (Jim Carter), and his wife and head housekeeper, Mrs. Hughes (Phyllis Logan). Julie Washington, cleveland.com, "Royal visit adds pomp to ‘Downton Abbey’ the movie: Review," 17 Sep. 2019 Sauteed garlic and the starchy cohort of pasta cooking water complete just enough of a sauce to coat a slightly thicker noodle like fettuccine. Bonnie S. Benwick, The Denver Post, "This lighter fettuccine still delivers the cheesy, creamy goodness we crave," 4 Sep. 2019 The main ingredients are sake rice (a rice that has a much larger and starchier center than table rice), water and koji (a fungus that aids in fermentation and turns the starch in the rice into sugar). Jenn Harrisstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "A complete guide to sake from the sake guru at Ototo," 8 Aug. 2019 Once maligned for being too fatty during the low-fat craze; these days, at the height of the low-carb diet trend the starchy root vegetables are just too carb-y. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "I'm Just Gonna Say It: Veggie Chips Are No More or Less Healthy Than Regular Chips," 12 Sep. 2019 There are different versions of keto, but all ban carb-rich foods — even whole grain breads, legumes, starchy vegetables, and many fruits — and emphasize high-fat foods, like fatty cuts of meat, avocados, and vegetable oil. Neil Swidey, BostonGlobe.com, "Diet advice changes by the minute. How are we supposed to figure out what to eat?," 20 Aug. 2019 The purpose is not to raise the alcohol percentage , but often one of the following reasons: to stretch a short rice crop, to lighten up the texture/flavor of the starchy, rich rice or to bring out certain aromatics. Jenn Harrisstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "A complete guide to sake from the sake guru at Ototo," 8 Aug. 2019 Sauteed garlic and the starchy cohort of pasta cooking water complete just enough of a sauce to coat a slightly thicker noodle like fettuccine. Bonnie S. Benwick, Washington Post, "This lighter fettuccine still delivers the cheesy, creamy goodness we crave," 3 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of starchy

1633, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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starchy

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of starchy

: containing, consisting of, or resembling starch
: very formal and serious in behavior

starchy

adjective
\ ˈstär-chē How to pronounce starchy (audio) \
starchier; starchiest

Kids Definition of starchy

: like or containing starch A potato is a starchy vegetable.

starchy

adjective
\ ˈstär-chē How to pronounce starchy (audio) \
starchier; starchiest

Medical Definition of starchy

: containing, consisting of, or resembling starch starchy foods

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