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starchy

[stahr-chee] /ˈstɑr tʃi/
adjective, starchier, starchiest.
1.
of, pertaining to, or of the nature of starch.
2.
containing starch.
3.
stiffened with starch.
4.
stiff and formal, as in manner.
Origin
1795-1805
1795-1805; starch + -y1
Related forms
starchily, adverb
starchiness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for starchiness

starchy

/ˈstɑːtʃɪ/
adjective starchier, starchiest
1.
of, relating to, or containing starch starchy foods
2.
extremely formal, stiff, or conventional a starchy manner
3.
stiffened with starch
Derived Forms
starchily, adverb
starchiness, noun
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starchy

adjective

Very stiff or formal in behavior; conventional (1823+)


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