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gassy

[gas-ee] /ˈgæs i/
adjective, gassier, gassiest.
1.
full of or containing gas.
2.
resembling gas.
3.
4.
Slang. given to idle, empty talk.
Origin of gassy
1750-1760
First recorded in 1750-60; gas + -y1
Related forms
gassiness, noun
nongassy, adjective
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  • The North Valley mines were especially "gassy," it appeared.

    King Coal Upton Sinclair
  • We could put up a barricade, though, and cut off the gassy part of the mine.

    The Boy With the U.S. Miners Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  • gassy curds have also been treated by washing the curd with cold water.

  • This spot is historically known by the battery as “gassy Gulch”.

    Battery E in France Frederic R. Kilner
  • And the gassy effervescence that rises from the thin pipes of the little boys!

    The Cathedral Joris-Karl Huysmans
  • Russell and Hastings found a lactose-splitting yeast in a severe outbreak of gassy cheese in a Swiss factory.

  • A tale of how gassy mysteriously disappeared, and how he came riding home on the back of an elephant.

    The Tale of Ferdinand Frog Arthur Scott Bailey
  • But there were two or three English nobs there who were so gassy in their style, that I forgot my Deutsch for the moment.

    Down the Rhine Oliver Optic
British Dictionary definitions for gassy

gassy

/ˈɡæsɪ/
adjective -sier, -siest
1.
filled with, containing, or resembling gas
2.
(informal) full of idle or vapid talk
Derived Forms
gassiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for gassy
adj.

1757, from gas + -y (2).

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

gassy

adjective

Garrulous; loudly self-important and pretentious (1863+)

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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