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[win-dee] /ˈwɪn di/
adjective, windier, windiest.
accompanied or characterized by wind:
a windy day.
exposed to or swept by the wind:
a windy hill.
consisting of or resembling wind:
a windy tempest of activity.
toward the wind; windward.
unsubstantial or empty.
of the nature of, characterized by, or given to prolonged, empty talk; voluble; verbose; bombastic.
characterized by or causing flatulence.
Chiefly Scot. boastful.
Origin of windy
before 900; Middle English; Old English windig. See wind1, -y1
Related forms
windily, adverb
windiness, noun
unwindy, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for windiest
Contemporary Examples
  • Among them are the 96 members of the United States Senate, perhaps the windiest and most tedious group of men in Christendom.

    Trump David Frum February 3, 2012
Historical Examples
  • I confess to have been deceived about this Atlantic, the roughest and windiest of oceans.

    Saunterings Charles Dudley Warner
  • Speaking, though it be but by the windiest of fictions, to a nation, is not a man pledged to respectful language?

  • Of one thing we were certain, and that was that Adelie Land was the windiest place in the world.

    The Home of the Blizzard Douglas Mawson
  • The windiest spot is at the corner of Second Avenue, Hove; the wind just there is almost enough to choke those who face it.

    The Open Air Richard Jefferies
  • It was the wettest spring, the coldest summer, the windiest autumn that I have ever known.

    Wit and Wisdom of Lord Tredegar Godfrey Charles Morgan
  • He began to feel it very cold, and Keingala always chose the windiest places whatever the weather was.

  • Alas, he is in general merely the windiest mortal of them all; and is admired for being so, into the bargain.

    Latter-Day Pamphlets Thomas Carlyle
  • Menjil has an unhonoured name among Persian villages; it is reputed to be the windiest place in all the Iranian Empire.

  • Chicago, she said, was a windy place, and Mr. Bilton passed in its windiest month.

    Christopher and Columbus

    Countess Elizabeth Von Arnim
British Dictionary definitions for windiest


adjective windier, windiest
of, characterized by, resembling, or relating to wind; stormy
swept by or open to powerful winds
marked by or given to empty, prolonged, and often boastful speech; bombastic: windy orations
void of substance
an informal word for flatulent
(slang) afraid; frightened; nervous
Derived Forms
windily, adverb
windiness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for windiest



Old English windig; see wind (n.1) + -y (2).

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



Given to talking too much; overly garrulous, esp pompously so: It's another one of his windy orations (1513+)

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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