starchy Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “starchy” in the English Dictionary

"starchy" in British English

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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
(Definition of starchy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"starchy" in American English

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starchyadjective [-er/-est only]

 us   /ˈstɑr·tʃi/
containing a ​largeamount of starch: starchy ​foods
(Definition of starchy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “starchy”
in Chinese (Simplified) 正式的, 刻板的,拘谨的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 正式的, 刻板的,拘謹的…
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