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gassy

[gas-ee]
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adjective, gas·si·er, gas·si·est.
  1. full of or containing gas.
  2. resembling gas.
  3. flatulent.
  4. Slang. given to idle, empty talk.

Origin of gassy

First recorded in 1750–60; gas + -y1
Related formsgas·si·ness, nounnon·gas·sy, adjective
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Examples from the Web for gassy

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Historical Examples

  • 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


British Dictionary definitions for gassy

gassy

adjective -sier or -siest
  1. filled with, containing, or resembling gas
  2. informal full of idle or vapid talk
Derived Formsgassiness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for gassy

adj.

1757, from gas + -y (2).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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