breezeway

[ breez-wey ]
/ ˈbrizˌweɪ /

noun

a porch or roofed passageway open on the sides, for connecting two buildings, as a house and a garage.

QUIZZES

DISCOVER THE INFLUENCE OF PORTUGUESE ON ENGLISH VIA THIS QUIZ!

We’ve gathered some interesting words donated to English from Portuguese … as well as some that just don’t translate at all. Do you know what they mean?
Question 1 of 11
Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?

Origin of breezeway

An Americanism dating back to 1930–35; breeze1 + way1

Words nearby breezeway

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for breezeway

British Dictionary definitions for breezeway

breezeway
/ (ˈbriːzˌweɪ) /

noun

a roofed passageway connecting two buildings, sometimes with the sides enclosed
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012