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From office +‎ -y.




  1. (informal) Officelike; resembling or pertaining to an office.
    • 1934, Ernest Pascal, A woman at thirty[1], page 26:
      Lots of the other girls said, "Good morning, Miss Pendleton." "Good morning," she returned. "Good morning. Good morning. Good morning." They all looked clean, officey and willing. Lorna, hammering away at a typewriter, looked officey too.
    • 2007, Angelica Kaner; Ernst Prelinger, The Craft of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy[2], volume 1, →ISBN, page 101:
      How about two rooms—one for officey stuff? Two clocks. A plant—maybe. I've heard there should always be something living in the room—aside from you of course.
    • 2011, Emma Hannigan, Talk To The Headscarf: A memoir[3], →ISBN, page 19:
      At the end of the three month course, I knew how to type, answer phones, do basic computing, bookkeeping, lay out business letters and lots of other very useful officey things.