From Middle English waxi, wexy, equivalent to wax (“soft oily substance”) + -y.
waxy (comparative waxier or more waxy, superlative waxiest or most waxy)
- Resembling wax in texture or appearance.
Resembling wax in texture or appearance
waxy (plural waxies)
- (Britain, obsolete, slang) A cobbler (shoe repairer).
- Synonym: lad of wax
From wax (“fit of anger”) + -y.
waxy (comparative more waxy, superlative most waxy)
- (regional, colloquial) Angry.
- 1913, D.H. Lawrence, Sons and Lovers, chapter 12
- A man said he'd give me five pounds if I'd paint him and his missis and the dog and the cottage. And I went and put the fowls in instead of the dog, and he was waxy, so I had to knock a quid off.