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breezy

[bree-zee]
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adjective, breez·i·er, breez·i·est.
  1. abounding in breezes; windy.
  2. fresh; sprightly: His breezy manner was half his charm.
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Origin of breezy

First recorded in 1710–20; breeze1 + -y1
Related formsbreez·i·ly, adverbbreez·i·ness, nounun·breez·y, adjective

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2. carefree, lighthearted, buoyant, lively, jaunty, easygoing.
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Examples from the Web for breezily

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  • Good evening, Ruth,” he said breezily, “and how do I find you to-night?

    The Viking Blood

    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


British Dictionary definitions for breezily

breezy

adjective breezier or breeziest
  1. fresh; windya breezy afternoon
  2. casual or carefree; lively; light-heartedher breezy nature
  3. lacking substance; lighta breezy conversation
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Derived Formsbreezily, adverbbreeziness, noun
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Word Origin and History for breezily

breezy

adj.

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

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