Definition of waxy
1 : made of, abounding in, or covered with wax : waxen a waxy surface waxy berries
2 : resembling wax: such asa : readily shaped or moldedb : marked by smooth or lustrous whiteness a waxy complexion
Examples of waxy in a Sentence
The polish left a waxy residue.
a plant with waxy leaves
Recent Examples of waxy from the Web
The wine shows aromas of golden apples, Bosc pear, honey, macadamia nut and a hint of smoke, finishing on a waxy note.
But ironically, the gluey threads stick less well to insects with unprotected waxy shells.
Now, those people can instead pull the blocky plastic earphone from their waxy orifice and squelch it into a wristband.
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First Known Use of waxy
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Definition of waxy for English Language Learners
: seeming to be made of or covered in wax
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Definition of waxy for Students
1 : being like wax a waxy material
2 : made of or covered with wax
3 : marked by smooth or shiny whiteness waxy skin
Medical Definition of waxy
1: made of, abounding in, or covered with wax a waxy surface
2: resembling wax a waxy complexion waxy secretions
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