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blowy

[bloh-ee]
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adjective, blow·i·er, blow·i·est.
  1. windy: a chill, blowy day.
  2. easily blown about: flimsy, blowy curtain material.
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Origin of blowy

First recorded in 1820–30; blow2 + -y1
Related formsblow·i·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for blowy

Historical Examples

  • Some days it was so cold and blowy that Bunny and Sue could not go out.

    Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue at Aunt Lu's City Home

    Laura Lee Hope

  • The waiter handed her her cloak, and they went out into the blowy dark night.

    Aaron's Rod

    D. H. Lawrence

  • Hobden broke open the potato and ate it with the curious neatness of men who make most of their meals in the blowy open.

    Puck of Pook's Hill

    Rudyard Kipling

  • A sailor goes through more downright hard work on a blowy night than these fellows do in a year.

  • It came on very dark and blowy; and as it was too late to make a harbour, we gave the shore a wide berth, and ran on.


British Dictionary definitions for blowy

blowy

adjective blowier or blowiest
  1. another word for windy (def. 1)
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