Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Resembling milk in color or consistency.
  • adjective Filled with, consisting of, or yielding milk or a fluid resembling milk.
  • adjective Meek; timid.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Containing, consisting of, or resembling milk: as, a milky fluid; a milky color.
  • Yielding milk.
  • Full of milt or spawn, as oysters: a trade use.
  • Soft; mild; timorous; effeminate.

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

  • adjective Consisting of, or containing, milk.
  • adjective Like, or somewhat like, milk; whitish and turbid
  • adjective Yielding milk.
  • adjective Mild; tame; spiritless.
  • adjective (Astron.) See Galaxy, 1.

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

  • adjective Resembling milk in color/colour or consistency.
  • adjective informal Of the black in an image, appearing as dark grey/gray rather than black.
  • adjective colloquial Cowardly. Possibly coined by Graham Greene in the novel Brighton Rock (1938).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective resembling milk in color not clear

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

milk +‎ -y

Examples

  • It's the word milky, she says it, 'mill-key', really strings it out.

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  • They were literally chocolate bars (about triple the size of regular Hershey bars) filled with a thin milky-type cream.

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  • They were literally chocolate bars (about triple the size of regular Hershey bars) filled with a thin milky-type cream.

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  • Yellow rose some called her milky coffee skin obsidian eyes she could sing, Lord and dance a slave, some said

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  • Both of his eyes were coated with a thin milky film, not unlike cataracts, and yet in the center, where the pupils would be certainly invisible, were twin red spots, from which blossomed a profusion of angered capillaries.

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  • Both of his eyes were coated with a thin milky film, not unlike cataracts, and yet in the center, where the pupils would be certainly invisible, were twin red spots, from which blossomed a profusion of angered capillaries.

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  • What is that white belt we call the milky way, which spans the heavens and sparkles like a Sahara of diamonds?

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  • A low jar of opaque rose-pink, lost at the bottom in milky whiteness, is refreshing with an old-fashioned

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  • I for one will be hiding under my bed when this happens. on 11/22/2009, -0/+4are you calling the milky way a solar system?

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  • 04:12 PM on 01/17/2012 Your reminder of the too often unseen suggested you might -- when in Australia -- experience in the outback, without any lights, 360 degrees, the amazing display of our galaxy, what we call the "milky way."

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