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From crease +‎ -y.



creasy (comparative creasier, superlative creasiest)

  1. Full of creases.
    • 1860, George Eliot, The Mill on the Floss[1], Edinburgh: William Blackwood, Volume 2, Book 3, Chapter 3, p. 26:
      Mrs. Glegg had on her fuzziest front, and garments which appeared to have had a recent resurrection from rather a creasy form of burial;
    • 1864, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, “Enoch Arden”, in Enoch Arden, Etc.[2], London: Moxon, page 41:
      And o’er her second father stoopt a girl,
      [...] and from her lifted hand
      Dangled a length of ribbon and a ring
      To tempt the babe, who rear’d his creasy arms,
      Caught at and ever miss’d it, and they laugh’d:
    • 1891, Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman, “The Twelfth Guest”, in A New England Nun and Other Stories[3], New York: Harper, pages 66–67:
      He searched there a day and half a night, pulling all the soiled, creasy old papers out of the drawers and pigeon-holes before he would answer his wife's inquiries as to what he had lost.
    • 2011 May 8, Simon Chilvers, “The fashion briefing”, in The Guardian:
      [...] the store has created an ­exclusive fabric that looks like 100% linen but has (invisible) polyester in it. It’s ­washable, less creasy and easier to iron.
  2. (mainly Southern US) Denoting any of several related species of edible, commonly wild, greens, especially upland cress or winter cress.