Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling cardboard.

Etymologies

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cardboard +‎ -y

Examples

  • As a homebrewer, I know that oxidation of beer can give it "cardboardy" flavors, so this technology is probably useless for beer.

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  • I stick hair conditioner in there which reduces but doesn't eliminate them, and sometimes I add mousse, but that makes the curls kind of rigid and cardboardy.

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  • This also had the double effect of preventing excess flour getting worked into the dough, and a tough cardboardy baked product.

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  • So, they're kind of leathery, cardboardy kind of consistency.

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  • I mean, totally apart from the fact that it was like the whole Attic Project was lying there on her bed, all ready for Step 3, it was just an amazing thing to see: an enormous scrapbook covered in purple silk, with thick cardboardy pages full of faded photos and typed letters and fountain-pen-written notes.

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  • By comparison, the reveal of the big villain comes off as both predictable and a little cardboardy.

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  • It's a history that seems to ring hollow, though, when you're cramped in coach, eating your packet of sorry peanuts and considering whether it's worth the eight bucks for a cardboardy chicken wrap.

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  • Follow these detailed steps and you will never have a dry, stringy, cardboardy, boring bird again. ...

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  • Follow these detailed steps and you will never have a dry, stringy, cardboardy, boring bird again.

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  • The world will soon be awash with book tokens, accumulating in great drifts like so much cardboardy snow.

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