breezy

[ bree-zee ]
/ ˈbri zi /

adjective, breez·i·er, breez·i·est.

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

Nearby words

  1. breeze,
  2. breeze block,
  3. breeze in,
  4. breeze-block,
  5. breezeway,
  6. bregenz,
  7. bregma,
  8. bregmatic,
  9. brei,
  10. breid

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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British Dictionary definitions for breezy

breezy

/ (ˈbriːzɪ) /

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 breezy

breezy

adj.

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

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