- The definition of zincy is seeming like the bluish-white element called zinc.
An example of something zincy is a piece of galvanized iron.
These galvanized rods are zincy.Licensed from iStockPhoto
Variant of zinc
Origin: Ger zink, zinc, origin, originally , prong, point: first used by Philippus Aureolus Paracelsus (c. 1526): from the form of the crystals on smelting; akin to Old High German zint, a point, jag from Germanic an unverified form tindja from source tine
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