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winy

or wine·y

[wahy-nee]
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adjective, win·i·er, win·i·est.
  1. of, like, or characteristic of wine.
  2. affected by wine.

Origin of winy

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at wine, -y1
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Examples from the Web for winy

Historical Examples

  • In the meantime (we said) why do you not drink the rich and winy liquor which your vessel contains?

    Pipefuls

    Christopher Morley

  • The weather has turned quite warm again, with glorious spring days of winy and heart-tugging sunlight and cool and starry nights.

    The Prairie Mother

    Arthur Stringer

  • The surprising horror had reduced everyone to soberness: all tipsiness, all winy drowsiness, had passed away.

    Debts of Honor

    Maurus Jkai


British Dictionary definitions for winy

winy

adjective winier or winiest
  1. a variant spelling of winey
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