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icy

[ahy-see] /ˈaɪ si/
adjective, icier, iciest.
1.
made of, full of, or covered with ice:
icy roads.
2.
resembling ice.
3.
cold:
icy winds.
4.
without warmth of feeling; coldly unfriendly; frigid:
an icy stare.
Origin of icy
900
before 900; Middle English isy, Old English īsig. See ice, -y1
Synonyms
4. cold, distant, cool, chilly.
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  • For one thing, the sun was lowering, and the evening wind was icy.

    The Planet Savers Marion Zimmer Bradley
  • It sweetens the dry crust and warms the heart in the icy wind.

    Ballads of a Bohemian Robert W. Service
  • Up and up I rode, into the clouds and the night, into the veil of the world, into the icy winds of the heights.

    Bye-Ways Robert Smythe Hichens
  • Among its pebbles her feet still ran on, under the chill of icy water.

    The Dream Emile Zola
  • My practice lies right down on the ground, wet through by that icy fog that is freezing me into something I do not recognize.

British Dictionary definitions for icy

icy

/ˈaɪsɪ/
adjective icier, iciest
1.
made of, covered with, or containing ice
2.
resembling ice
3.
freezing or very cold
4.
cold or reserved in manner; aloof
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Word Origin and History for icy
adj.

Old English isig; see ice (n.) + -y (2). Modern use is said to be a late Middle English re-formation. Figurative use from 1590s. Related: Icily; iciness.

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Slang definitions & phrases for icy

icy

adjective

Excellent; good; cool: The old Valley Girl terms ''rad'' and ''icy'' still describe the very cool (1980s+ Teenagers)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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