adjective, air·i·er, air·i·est.
Origin of airy
Examples from the Web for airier
Hood, on the other hand, is jocular in an airier and lighter-hearted fashion.The Brighton Road|Charles G. Harper
The cooler and airier the place it stands in the better—freezing even is not objectionable when the salt begins striking in.Dishes & Beverages of the Old South|Martha McCulloch Williams
The French chain-bridge looked lighter and airier than the prototype.Sir Walter Scott|Richard H. Hutton
Or maybe I should say "veiling" instead of canvas—or something still lighter and airier.Over Prairie Trails|Frederick Philip Grove
She was gentler to everybody, even to her parents, and chatted vivaciously, and walked with an airier step!The King of Schnorrers|Israel Zangwill
adjective airier or airiest
late 14c., "of the air, made of air," from air (n.1) + -y (2). Meaning "breezy" is attested from 1590s; that of "lively" is from 1640s. Sense of "vain, unsubstantial" is from 1580s. Disparaging airy-fairy is attested from 1920 (earlier in a sense of "delicate or light as a fairy," which is how Tennyson used it in 1830).