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blowy

[bloh-ee] /ˈbloʊ i/
adjective, blowier, blowiest.
1.
windy:
a chill, blowy day.
2.
easily blown about:
flimsy, blowy curtain material.
Origin of blowy
1820-1830
First recorded in 1820-30; blow2 + -y1
Related forms
blowiness, noun
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  • Some days it was so cold and blowy that Bunny and Sue could not go out.

  • 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.

    The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly Charles James Lever
  • 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.

    A Voyage round the World W.H.G. Kingston
  • To our surprise the weather, which in the evening had been calm and frosty, had become wet and blowy.

  • On a blowy Sunday afternoon in February the chief clerk received a wire calling him to the office of the general manager.

  • It was a blowy October night and we talked in firelight, as befitted the ghostly circumstances.

    The Retrospect

    Ada Cambridge
  • It was a nasty day, rainy and blowy and cold, and most of the fellows were huddling indoors around the radiators.

    Left End Edwards Ralph Henry Barbour
  • It was a rough and blowy night when Cowperwood started for this institution under duress.

    The Financier Theodore Dreiser
British Dictionary definitions for blowy

blowy

/ˈbləʊɪ/
adjective blowier, blowiest
1.
another word for windy (sense 1)
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