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Definition of "starched" [starched]

  • Simple past tense and past participle of starch. (verb)
  • Of or pertaining to a garment which has had starch applied. (adjective)
  • Stiff, formal, rigid; prim and proper. (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "starched" in a sentence
  • "I see a panoply of rare delights; a pyramid of pretty serving girls, resplendent in starched white and sombre black; a thousand dinner invitations to the best of homes; salons of the demi monde; balls of the influential; country house parties; menus from the best restaurants; witty conversation; unrequited love."
  • "Between the no-frills shirtdresses in starched white poplin and the sharp pantsuits that were just fashion forward enough, there was plenty for the corporate woman to choose from."
  • "They are certainly showing the guys up (guys in starched shirts with folded hands) with their show of public display in the form of protest."