wavy

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

wave +‎ -y

Adjective[edit]

wavy ‎(comparative wavier, superlative waviest)

  1. Rising or swelling in waves.
  2. Full of waves.
  3. Moving to and fro; undulating.
  4. Having wave-like shapes on its border or surface; waved.
  5. (botany, of a margin) Moving up and down relative to the surface; undulate.
  6. (heraldry) Undé, in a wavy line; applied to ordinaries, or division lines.
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Etymology 2[edit]

See wavey.

Noun[edit]

wavy ‎(plural wavies)

  1. (possibly dated) Alternative form of wavey (goose).
    • 1862, in The Zoologist: a popular miscellany of natural history, volume 20, page 7835:
      According to Indian report, a great breeding-ground for the blue wavy is the country lying in the interior of the north-east point of Labrador, Cape Dudley Digges.
    • 1888, in the Journals of the Senate of Canada, volume 22, Appendix 1, page 237:
      The blue and white wavies breed in the barren grounds and feed chiefly on berries.