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winey

[wahy-nee] /ˈwaɪ ni/
adjective, winier, winiest.
1.
winy.

winy

or winey

[wahy-nee] /ˈwaɪ ni/
adjective, winier, winiest.
1.
of, like, or characteristic of wine.
2.
affected by wine.
Origin of winy
1350-1400
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400; See origin at wine, -y1
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Examples from the Web for winey
Historical Examples
  • Their color is green; they have a juicy pulp, winey in taste, slightly acid, and more astringent than the Brassicana.

    The Pears of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • Chrisfield squinted at it through the boughs of the apple trees laden with apples that gave a winey fragrance to the crisp air.

    Three Soldiers John Dos Passos
  • They have a very acid flavor, with a certain pleasantness and a winey juice.

    The Pears of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • Their busy, idle day took them on; they were now in bare, heathy country with the breathing, winey air.

    Foes

    Mary Johnston
  • The streams of California are not like the streams of New England, clear and deep with winey brown depths.

British Dictionary definitions for winey

winey

/ˈwaɪnɪ/
adjective
1.
winier, winiest. having the taste or qualities of wine

winy

/ˈwaɪnɪ/
adjective winier, winiest
1.
a variant spelling of winey
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