Etymology
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washy (adj.)

1610s, "over-diluted," from wash (n.) + -y (2). Sense of "feeble, weak" is from 1630s. Related: Washiness.

updated on March 23, 2014

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Definitions of washy from WordNet

washy (adj.)
overly diluted; thin and insipid;
washy coffee
Synonyms: watery / weak
washy (adj.)
having lost freshness or brilliance of color;
washy colors
Synonyms: bleached / faded / washed-out
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