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breezy

[bree-zee] /ˈbri zi/
adjective, breezier, breeziest.
1.
abounding in breezes; windy.
2.
fresh; sprightly:
His breezy manner was half his charm.
Origin of breezy
1710-1720
1710-20; breeze1 + -y1
Related forms
breezily, adverb
breeziness, noun
unbreezy, adjective
Synonyms
2. carefree, lighthearted, buoyant, lively, jaunty, easygoing.
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  • Still downward with capacious whirl they glide, And now I see them on a green-hill's side In breezy rest among the nodding stalks.

    Poems 1817 John Keats
  • There was, too, a breezy sort of cheeriness about the whole place.

    Sixty years with Plymouth Church Stephen M. Griswold
  • Whitman was a great, breezy, florid-faced out-of-doors genius, but we all wished he had been a little less au naturel.

    Memories and Anecdotes Kate Sanborn
  • That bright morning was followed by a sunny day of blue skies, warm yet breezy.

    The Golden Dog William Kirby
  • Upon the breezy summits of the Mendip hills, which bordered this road, he spent many serene and healthful hours.

British Dictionary definitions for breezy

breezy

/ˈbriːzɪ/
adjective breezier, breeziest
1.
fresh; windy: a breezy afternoon
2.
casual or carefree; lively; light-hearted: her breezy nature
3.
lacking substance; light: a breezy conversation
Derived Forms
breezily, adverb
breeziness, noun
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Word Origin and History for breezy
adj.

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 breezy

breezy

adjective

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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