EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

chalk +‎ -y

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AdjectiveEdit

chalky (comparative chalkier, superlative chalkiest)

  1. Consisting of or containing chalk.
  2. Resembling chalk in some way.
    a chalky texture
  3. (US, sports, chiefly basketball) Of a tournament: in which the favorites win, or expected to win, most of the games.
    • 2019: FiveThirtyEight
      It’s funny — even though the bracket has been so chalky, several of the top seeds have looked suspect at times.

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • chalky in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

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