cardboardy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

cardboard +‎ -y

Adjective[edit]

cardboardy (comparative more cardboardy, superlative most cardboardy)

  1. (informal) Resembling cardboard.
    • 2007 January 11, Michiko Kakutani, “Hurdles in Harvard Yard and the World Beyond”, New York Times:
      Archie never becomes more than a cardboardy cutout figure — a well-meaning, not-too-bright social climber with a dislike of “heavy conversations,” a fellow who “wanted to wear a club tie — the right tie, not all clubs being equal.”