starchy

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Etymology[edit]

From starch +‎ -y.

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starchy (comparative starchier or more starchy, superlative starchiest or most starchy)

  1. Of or pertaining to starch.
  2. Containing starch.
  3. Having the quality of fabric starch as applied to fabric; stiff, hard; starched.
    • 1942, Emily Carr, The Book of Small, “Sunday,”[1]
      Beds were made, the dinner-table set, and then we got into our very starchiest and most uncomfortable clothes for church.
  4. Having a starched personality; stiffly formal.

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