Waxy, adjective. Probably a corruption of “wax wroth”, to grow angry.

Angry. Early-to-mid 20th Century British schoolboy slang.

Wasn't he waxy? Lord Of The Flies, Golding

Wax"y (?), a.

Resembling wax in appearance or consistency; viscid; adhesive; soft; hence, yielding; pliable; impressible.

"Waxy to persuasion."

Bp. Hall.

Waxy degeneration Med., amyloid degeneration. See under Amyloid. -- Waxy kidney, Waxy liver, etc. Med., a kidney or liver affected by waxy degeneration.


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