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EtymologyEdit

From starch +‎ -y.

AdjectiveEdit

starchy ‎(comparative starchier or more starchy, superlative starchiest or most starchy)

  1. Of or pertaining to starch.
  2. Containing starch.
  3. Having the quality of fabric starch as applied to fabric; stiff, hard; starched.
    • 1942, Emily Carr, The Book of Small, “Sunday,”[1]
      Beds were made, the dinner-table set, and then we got into our very starchiest and most uncomfortable clothes for church.
  4. Having a starched personality; stiffly formal.

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