adjective, gas·si·er, gas·si·est.

full of or containing gas.
resembling gas.
Slang. given to idle, empty talk.

Origin of gassy

First recorded in 1750–60; gas + -y1
Related formsgas·si·ness, nounnon·gas·sy, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for gassy

Contemporary Examples of gassy

Historical Examples of gassy

  • The North Valley mines were especially "gassy," it appeared.

    King Coal

    Upton Sinclair

  • We could put up a barricade, though, and cut off the gassy part of the mine.

    The Boy With the U.S. Miners

    Francis Rolt-Wheeler

  • Gassy curds have also been treated by washing the curd with cold water.

  • This spot is historically known by the battery as “Gassy Gulch”.

    Battery E in France

    Frederic R. Kilner

  • And the gassy effervescence that rises from the thin pipes of the little boys!

    The Cathedral

    Joris-Karl Huysmans

British Dictionary definitions for gassy


adjective -sier or -siest

filled with, containing, or resembling gas
informal full of idle or vapid talk
Derived Formsgassiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for gassy

1757, from gas + -y (2).

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