hugy

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English hugy, hogy, equivalent to huge +‎ -y.

Adjective[edit]

hugy (comparative hugier or more hugy, superlative hugiest or most hugy)

  1. (archaic or dialectal, now rare or humorous) Huge; vast.
    • 1773, John Dryden, Original poems by John Dryden, Esq., volume 6, page 146:
      His hugy bulk on sev'n high volumes roll'd;
      Blue was his breadth of back, but streak'd with scaly gold.
    • 1816, Henry Howard Earl of Surrey, The Works of Henry Howard: Works of Wyatt:
      The earth hath wept to hear my heaviness,
      Which causeless to suffer without redress
      The hugy oaks have roared in the wind; []
    • 1887, George Saintsbury, A History of Elizabethan Literature, page 75:
      Whose rocky cliffs when you have once beheld,
      Within a hugy dale of lasting night, []
    • 2019, Robin Bennett, The Hairy Hand:
      And I'll build the hugiest mansion all in yellow, bright green and pink - just at the end of the village and have a big knobbly gate fixed across the road.