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starch·y / ˈstärchē/ • adj. (starch·i·er , starch·i·est ) 1. (of food or diet) containing a relatively high amount of starch. 2. (of clothing) stiff with starch. ∎ inf. very stiff, formal, or prim in manner or character: the manager is usually a bit starchy. DERIVATIVES: starch·i·ly / -chəlē/ adv. starch·i·ness n.


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