maxi

[mak-see]
noun, plural maxis.
2.
a garment having a maxiskirt, as a coat.
3.
of the length of a maxiskirt; having a maxiskirt.

Origin:
1965–70; shortening of maxiskirt, or independent use of maxi-

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maxi-

a combining form with the meanings “very large in comparison with others of its kind” (maxi-budget; maxi-taxi ); “of great scope or intensity” (maxi-devaluation; maxi-service ); (of clothing) “long, nearly ankle-length” (maxicoat; maxiskirt ).

Origin:
shortening of maximal or maximum, by analogy with mini-

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maxi (ˈmæksɪ)
 
adj
1.  a.  (of a garment) reaching the ankle
 b.  (as noun): she wore a maxi
 c.  (in combination): a maxidress
 
n
2.  a type of large racing yacht
 
[C20: shortened from maximum]

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maxi-
comb. form of from maximum.
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Example sentences
Maxi designed both an open-air living room and an alfresco dining room.
Maxi designed the plywood tree sculpture and plywood umbrella caddy.
These twelve counts carried a maxi- mum of eighty-four years in penalties, wIth
  one-third off for good behavior.
Try car-pooling, van-sharing or something called maxi pool.
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