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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English waxi, wexy, equivalent to wax (soft oily substance) +‎ -y.


waxy (comparative waxier or more waxy, superlative waxiest or most waxy)

  1. Resembling wax in texture or appearance.
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From wax (fit of anger) +‎ -y.


waxy (comparative more waxy, superlative most waxy)

  1. (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.