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Origin of breezy

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

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adjective breezier or breeziest
  1. fresh; windya breezy afternoon
  2. casual or carefree; lively; light-heartedher breezy nature
  3. lacking substance; lighta breezy conversation
Derived Formsbreezily, adverbbreeziness, noun
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Word Origin and History for breezy

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

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