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[mak-see] /ˈmæk si/

noun, plural maxis.
a garment having a , as a coat.
of the length of a ; having a .
a combining form with the meanings “very large in comparison with others of its kind” (maxi-budget; maxi-taxi); “of great scope or intensity” (maxi-devaluation; maxi-service); (of clothing) “long, nearly ankle-length” (maxicoat; maxiskirt).

a type of large racing yacht

word-forming element meaning “maximum, very large, very long,” from comb. form of maximum.


: long black pants under a maxi coat


[1960s+; fr maximum]


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