half-waxen

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English half-waxen, equivalent to half- +‎ waxen (grown).

AdjectiveEdit

half-waxen (not comparable)

  1. half-grown; partially completed; incomplete
    • 1989, Irene Rathbone, We That Were Young:
      That ghastly broken doll — half-waxen, half-human — stumbled its way in and out of Joan's dreams. . . . []
    • 2015, Kevin Egan, The Missing Piece:
      Beyond the marina, lights danced on the dark water—buoys, boats, a half-waxen moon.