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[gas-ee] /ˈgæs i/
adjective, gassier, gassiest.
full of or containing gas.
resembling gas.
Slang. given to idle, empty talk.
Origin of gassy
First recorded in 1750-60; gas + -y1
Related forms
gassiness, noun
nongassy, adjective Unabridged
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  • This spot is historically known by the battery as “gassy Gulch”.

    Battery E in France Frederic R. Kilner
  • The North Valley mines were especially "gassy," it appeared.

    King Coal Upton Sinclair
  • The coagulation should be smooth, free from whey and gassy pockets or bubbles.

    The Book of Cheese Charles Thom and Walter Warner Fisk
  • 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
  • If "gassy" fermentations occur, it signifies an abnormal condition.

  • gassy curds have also been treated by washing the curd with cold water.

  • Not only gas-forming bacteria may be the cause of gassy cheese, but the lactose-fermenting yeasts may cause similar trouble.

  • And the gassy effervescence that rises from the thin pipes of the little boys!

    The Cathedral Joris-Karl Huysmans
British Dictionary definitions for gassy


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

1757, from gas + -y (2).

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



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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