There are 2 main definitions of waxy in English:

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Syllabification: wax·y
Pronunciation: /ˈwaksē/

adjective (waxier, waxiest)

Resembling wax in consistency or appearance: waxy potatoes
More example sentences
  • Sodium is a silvery white metal with a waxy appearance.
  • Frostbitten skin initially turns red, then it takes on a whitish, waxy appearance.
  • They were passing through a grove of low trees now, with drifts of creamy blossom and the waxy green leaves of citrus trees.


Pronunciation: /ˈwaksəlē/
Example sentences
  • Dead-eyed and waxily handsome, he makes a speech about helping our brothers and sisters in Africa.
  • They were retrieved by the proprietor, a man so fat, grave and waxily mustachioed that he was easily the least appropriate person available for the task.
  • A cooking thermometer also comes in handy; cover the probe completely with a thick layer of foil so you don't render it waxily unusable for all future purposes.
Example sentences
  • The potatoes had the furry waxiness and real flavour you only get from the great heritage varieties that have been boiled in their skins.
  • Leaf waxiness differs with leaf type - juvenile foliage is waxy, whereas adult foliage is not.
  • The flavour, only medium full, does not lack substance, and exhibits waxiness and spice.

Words that rhyme with waxy

Cotopaxi, maxi, taxi
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Pronunciation: /ˈwaksi/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

adjective (waxier, waxiest)

British informal, dated
Angry; bad-tempered.
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