Maxis

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 (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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