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lacy

[ley-see] /ˈleɪ si/
adjective, lacier, laciest.
1.
of or resembling lace; lacelike:
a lacy gown; a lacy leaf.
Origin of lacy
1795-1805
1795-1805; lace + -y1
Related forms
lacily, adverb
laciness, noun
Synonyms
gossamer, filigree, netlike.

Lacy

[ley-see] /ˈleɪ si/
noun
1.
a male given name.
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  • "Let us hope that the Everlasting arms received him," said Mr. lacy.

    Alone Marion Harland
  • He opened her bedroom door, laid her on the white, lacy coverlet of her bed.

  • "But the waves will accomplish that—not your very worthy novels," said lacy, impudently.

    The Streets of Ascalon Robert W. Chambers
  • So many years senior was lacy to his skipper that he used to talk to him like a father.

    Sonnie-Boy's People James B. Connolly
  • lacy rose at the same time, but at the foot of the companion, Otway motioned him to stop.

British Dictionary definitions for lacy

lacy

/ˈleɪsɪ/
adjective lacier, laciest
1.
made of or resembling lace
Derived Forms
lacily, adverb
laciness, noun
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Word Origin and History for lacy
adj.

1804, from lace (n.) in the decorative sense + -y (2).

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