Nearby words

  1. breeding,
  2. breeding ground,
  3. breeks,
  4. breen,
  5. breenge,
  6. breeze block,
  7. breeze in,
  8. breeze-block,
  9. breezeway,
  10. breezy

Idioms

    shoot/bat the breeze, Slang.
    1. to converse aimlessly; chat.
    2. to talk nonsense or exaggerate the truth: He likes to shoot the breeze, so don't take everything he says seriously.

Origin of breeze

1
1555–65; earlier brize, brise north or northeast wind; compare Dutch bries, East Frisian brîse, French brize, Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan brisa, Italian brezza; orig. and path of transmission disputed

Related formsbreeze·less, adjectivebreeze·like, adjective

breeze

2
[ breez ]
/ briz /

noun

cinders, ash, or dust from coal, coke, or charcoal.
concrete, brick, or cinder block in which such materials form a component.

Origin of breeze

2
1720–30; variant of dial. brays < French braise live coals, cinders; see braze2

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British Dictionary definitions for breeze

breeze

1
/ (briːz) /

noun

verb (intr)

to move quickly or casuallyhe breezed into the room
(of wind) to blowthe south wind breezed over the fields

Word Origin for breeze

C16: probably from Old Spanish briza northeast wind

noun

an archaic or dialect name for the gadfly

Word Origin for breeze

Old English briosa, of unknown origin

noun

ashes of coal, coke, or charcoal used to make breeze blocks

Word Origin for breeze

C18: from French braise live coals; see braise

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Word Origin and History for breeze
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Idioms and Phrases with breeze

breeze

In addition to the idiom beginning with breeze

  • breeze in

also see:

  • hands down (in a breeze)
  • shoot the breeze
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