Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Like flax; of a light color; fair.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Like flax; flaxen.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Like flax; flaxen.

Etymologies

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flax +‎ -y

Examples

  • Mr. FECHTER presents HAMLET as a perfect "flaxy;" partly in deference to the present popularity of the tint, and partly to show a marked contrast with his OTHELLO, which character he always makes up as a male brunette.

    Punchinello, Volume 1, No. 02, April 9, 1870

  • And the body beneath, the spindly thing she carried through the world, chalk pale mostly, and speckled hands with high veins, and cropped hair that was fine and flaxy gray, and her bluesteel eyes—many a boy and girl of old saw those peepers in their dreams.

    Underworld

  • And the body beneath, the spindly thing she carried through the world, chalk pale mostly, and speckled hands with high veins, and cropped hair that was fine and flaxy gray, and her bluesteel eyes—many a boy and girl of old saw those peepers in their dreams.

    Underworld

  • And the body beneath, the spindly thing she carried through the world, chalk pale mostly, and speckled hands with high veins, and cropped hair that was fine and flaxy gray, and her bluesteel eyes—many a boy and girl of old saw those peepers in their dreams.

    Underworld

  • I will take another look but I think their unstructured flaxy thing is becoming too much a kind of uniform for liberal clergy gals, and anytime that happens PeaceBang must stand against it.

    Where Do Fat Girls Shop?

  • L.L. COOL.J, RAPPER: Essential fats, flaxy (ph), things like that.

    CNN Transcript Sep 9, 2002

  • It seemed to him it was all-white, flaxy sheets of linen, or sifted snow a-falling that he saw there through a rift in the mist.

    The Ancient Irish Epic Tale Táin Bó Cúalnge

  • She was walking slowly, because she saw, coming toward her, a portly lady, with hair so flaxy that no gray would show in it.

    Crowded Out o' Crofield or, The Boy who made his Way

  • However, three children on the back seat, dressed in the same style, with the addition of long flaxy ringlets, made very passable

    Views a-foot

  • With the large ones they catch bonnetos and albicores, by putting them to a bamboo rod, twelve or fourteen feet long, with a line of the same length, which rests in a notch of a piece of wood, fixed in the stern of the canoe for that purpose, and is dragged on the surface of the sea, as she rows along, without any other bait than a tuft of flaxy stuff near the point.

    A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels — Volume 15 Forming A Complete History Of The Origin And Progress Of Navigation, Discovery, And Commerce, By Sea And Land, From The Earliest Ages To The Present Time

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