Informal a very long, usually ankle-length, skirt, dress, coat, etc.
Origin of maxifrom maxi-
- maximum, very large, very long: maxicoat
- of greater scope, extent, etc. than usual or normal: used in nonce compounds, often hyphenated: maxi-power
Origin of maxi-from maxi(mum)
Something, such as a maxi dress, that is of maximum size or length for its kind.
Origin of maxiFrom maximum
- short for maximum