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[bok-see] /ˈbɒk si/
adjective, boxier, boxiest.
like or resembling a box, especially in shape:
a boxy little house.
Origin of boxy
1860-65; box1 + -y1
Related forms
boxiness, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for boxy
  • The type was considered to be heavy and boxy looking.
  • Hodges pointed from the overlook to a boxy telescope, still under construction.
  • As the fig trees were perfect that grew all into one boxy wreath round the dry fountain the kids on rented bicycles circled madly.
  • It's boxy and angular, which doesn't match the style of the rest of the drawing.
  • The workhorse of his stable was a boxy, semi-fitted suit.
  • It had a well-stocked bar with boxy sofas and a billiard room, and was half empty: a cliché, in other words.
  • The old boxy style that blights our cities' skylines.
  • Nearby are dozens of other similarly boxy factory buildings.
  • His hair is the exact same postmortem gray as his boxy suit.
  • Kind of big, boxy suits and turtlenecks, and her hair was in a flip.
British Dictionary definitions for boxy


squarish or chunky in style or appearance: a boxy square-cut jacket
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for boxy

1858, from box (n.1) + -y (2). Related: Boxiness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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