adjective, breez·i·er, breez·i·est.

abounding in breezes; windy.
fresh; sprightly: His breezy manner was half his charm.

Origin of breezy

First recorded in 1710–20; breeze1 + -y1
Related formsbreez·i·ly, adverbbreez·i·ness, nounun·breez·y, adjective

Synonyms for breezy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for breezily

Contemporary Examples of breezily

Historical Examples of breezily

  • Good evening, Ruth,” he said breezily, “and how do I find you to-night?

    The Viking Blood

    Frederick William Wallace

  • "Now, don't let that worry you, my boy," he would say breezily.

    The Conquest

    Oscar Micheaux

  • There was something so breezily disarming about her that Esther held out her hand.

    The Phantom Lover

    Ruby M. Ayres

  • “You two must want to chat over old times,” he said breezily.

    The Revellers

    Louis Tracy

  • "That's the way I like to hear a man talk," Bryce said breezily.

    The Lost Valley

    J. M. Walsh

British Dictionary definitions for breezily


adjective breezier or breeziest

fresh; windya breezy afternoon
casual or carefree; lively; light-heartedher breezy nature
lacking substance; lighta breezy conversation
Derived Formsbreezily, adverbbreeziness, noun
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Word Origin and History for breezily



1718, from breeze (n.) + -y (2). Figurative sense "fresh, easygoing, light, airy" is from 1870. Related: Breezily; breeziness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper