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

An Americanism dating back to 1930–35; breeze1 + way1
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Historical Examples of breezeway

  • (Fannie was evidently referring to the breezeway or dogtrot, down the middle of many small plantation houses).

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  • These buildings are all solid, what I mean, there is nothing like—what do you call these—a breezeway—there's nothing like that.

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British Dictionary definitions for breezeway


  1. a roofed passageway connecting two buildings, sometimes with the sides enclosed
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Word Origin and History for breezeway


1904, American English, from breeze (n.) + way.

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