un·​waxed ˌən-ˈwakst How to pronounce unwaxed (audio)
: not coated or treated with wax : not waxed
an unwaxed floor
unwaxed dental floss

Examples of unwaxed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hollywood wax Very similar to the full Brazilian, the Hollywood leaves no nook or cranny unwaxed—yes, that includes the hairs around your butt and, uniquely, the inner folds of your labia. Jenna Ryu, SELF, 16 Aug. 2023 It’s lined with the brand's unwaxed duck canvas for added insulation and has slotted pockets at the chest for holding an assortment of tools. Danny Perez, Popular Mechanics, 7 Mar. 2023 Wrap the brisket in unwaxed butcher paper and return to the smoker. San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 Sep. 2021 In the mini-bar, a ready-mixed selection of Bull & Last cocktails and an unwaxed lemon awaited. Rebecca Rose, Travel + Leisure, 24 Sep. 2021 Ideally, look for cardboard and paper that is uncoated and unwaxed instead of bubble wrap. Emma Seymour, Good Housekeeping, 7 Apr. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unwaxed was in the 15th century

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“Unwaxed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unwaxed. Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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