Definition of starchy adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

starchy

adjective
/ˈstɑrtʃi/
 
 
1 (of food) containing a lot of starchstarchy foods like rice and bread2 (informal, disapproving) (of a person or their behavior) very formal; not friendly or relaxedMy boss has a starchy manner.Museums are trying to shake off their starchy image.
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