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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wosh-ee, waw-shee]
    • /ˈwɒʃ i, ˈwɔ ʃi/
    • /ˈwɒ.ʃi/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wosh-ee, waw-shee]
    • /ˈwɒʃ i, ˈwɔ ʃi/

Definitions of washy word

  • adjective washy diluted too much; weak: washy coffee. 1
  • adjective washy pale, thin, or weak, as if from excessive dilution; pallid: washy coloring. 1
  • noun washy (of food or drink) too watery. 1
  • adjective washy diluted, watery 1
  • adjective washy lacking strength, intensity 1
  • adjective washy overdiluted, watery, or weak 0

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Origin of washy

First appearance:

before 1560
One of the 32% oldest English words
First recorded in 1560-70; wash + -y1

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Parts of speech for Washy


washy popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 79% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

washy usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for washy

adjective washy

  • insipid — without distinctive, interesting, or stimulating qualities; vapid: an insipid personality.
  • bland — If you describe someone or something as bland, you mean that they are rather dull and unexciting.
  • distasteful — unpleasant, offensive, or causing dislike: a distasteful chore.
  • flat — horizontally level: a flat roof.
  • flavourless — British standard spelling of flavorless.

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