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[bree-zee] /ˈbri zi/
adjective, breezier, breeziest.
abounding in breezes; windy.
fresh; sprightly:
His breezy manner was half his charm.
Origin of breezy
First recorded in 1710-20; breeze1 + -y1
Related forms
breezily, adverb
breeziness, noun
unbreezy, adjective
2. carefree, lighthearted, buoyant, lively, jaunty, easygoing. Unabridged
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  • Good evening, Ruth,” he said breezily, “and how do I find you to-night?

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    Frederick William Wallace
  • "Now, don't let that worry you, my boy," he would say breezily.

    The Conquest Oscar Micheaux
  • There was something so breezily disarming about her that Esther held out her hand.

    The Phantom Lover Ruby M. Ayres
  • “You two must want to chat over old times,” he said breezily.

    The Revellers Louis Tracy
  • "That's the way I like to hear a man talk," Bryce said breezily.

    The Lost Valley J. M. Walsh
  • "After all, there's the money lying idle at my bank," the Doctor had said, breezily.

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    E. Oe. Somerville and Martin Ross
  • Hang up your wraps here in the closet, girls, breezily directed Mrs. Lee, and go into the living room to meet our guest.

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British Dictionary definitions for breezily


adjective breezier, breeziest
fresh; windy: a breezy afternoon
casual or carefree; lively; light-hearted: her breezy nature
lacking substance; light: a breezy conversation
Derived Forms
breezily, adverb
breeziness, noun
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Word Origin and History for breezily



1718, from breeze (n.) + -y (2). Figurative sense "fresh, easygoing, light, airy" is from 1870. Related: Breezily; breeziness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for breezily



Very easygoing and jovial; cheery: a breezy''Good morning'' (1870+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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