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English definition of “starchy”

starchy

adjective uk   /ˈstɑː.tʃi/ us    /ˈstɑːr-/

starchy adjective (FORMAL)

informal disapproving behaving in a formal way and without humour: Museums are trying to shake off their starchy image.

starchy adjective (FOOD)

containing a lot of starch: starchy foods
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