[ ee-zee ]
/ ˈi zi /

adjective, eas·i·er, eas·i·est.


Informal. in an easy manner; comfortably: to go easy; take it easy.


a word formerly used in communications to represent the letter E.

Origin of easy

1150–1200; Middle English aisie, esy < Anglo-French (a)eisie, Old French aisié, aised, past participle of aisier to ease


eas·y·like, adjectiveo·ver·eas·y, adjective
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Examples from the Web for easies

  • They spoke of girls as "four-flushers," as "easies," as "stiffs" and "stand-patters."

    The Heart of the Rose|Mabel A. McKee
  • An ye niver heard sich an iligant vice even at the free and easies!

    In Wild Rose Time|Amanda M. Douglas

British Dictionary definitions for easies

/ (ˈiːzɪ) /

adjective easier or easiest


verb easies, easying or easied

Also: easy-oar (usually imperative) to stop rowing

Word Origin for easy

C12: from Old French aisié, past participle of aisier to relieve, ease

usage for easy

Easy is not used as an adverb by careful speakers and writers except in certain set phrases: to take it easy; easy does it. Where a fixed expression is not involved, the usual adverbial form of easily is preferred: this polish goes on more easily (not easier) than the other
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Idioms and Phrases with easies


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