maxi-

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-
comb. form of from maximum.
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