Washy
Washy Wash"y, a. [From {Wash}.] 1. Watery; damp; soft. ``Washy ooze.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. Lacking substance or strength; weak; thin; dilute; feeble; as, washy tea; washy resolutions. [1913 Webster]

A polish . . . not over thin and washy. --Sir H. Wotton. [1913 Webster]

3. Not firm or hardy; liable to sweat profusely with labor; as, a washy horse. [Local, U. S.] [1913 Webster]


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  • washy — [wôsh′ē, wäsh′ē] adj. washier, washiest 1. watery; weak 2. weak in color; pale 3. without force or substance; insipid …   English World dictionary

  • washy — /ˈwɒʃi/ (say woshee) adjective (washier, washiest) 1. overdiluted; weak: washy coffee. 2. weak, thin, or poor, as if from excessive dilution: washy colouring. Also, wishy washy. {wash + y1} –washiness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • washy — /wosh ee, waw shee/, adj., washier, washiest. 1. diluted too much; weak: washy coffee. 2. pale, thin, or weak, as if from excessive dilution; pallid: washy coloring. [1560 70; WASH + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • washy — wash•y [[t]ˈwɒʃ i, ˈwɔ ʃi[/t]] adj. wash•i•er, wash•i•est 1) diluted too much; weak: washy coffee[/ex] 2) pale, thin, or weak, as if from excessive dilution; pallid: washy coloring[/ex] • Etymology: 1560–70 wash′i•ness, n …   From formal English to slang

  • washy — adjective (washier; est) Date: 1615 1. a. weak, watery < washy tea > b. deficient in color c. lacking in vigor, individuality, or definiteness 2. lacking in condition and in firmness of flesh …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • washy — I (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. watery, weak, pale. ANT.: strong, potent II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Lower than normal in strength or concentration due to admixture: dilute, thin, watered down, waterish, watery, weak. See STRONG. 2.… …   English dictionary for students

  • washy — a. 1. Watery, damp, moist, oozy, wet, sloppy. 2. Weak, thin, dilute, watery. 3. Vapid, trashy, spiritless, pointless, feeble, poor, unmeaning, trumpery, worthless, jejune, wishy washy (colloq.) …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • washy — a small cod, in poor condition (Orkney dialect) …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • washy — adjective Watery; damp; soft …   Wiktionary

  • washy — See washed out above …   Equestrian sports dictionary

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