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short-winded

[ shawrt-win-did ]
/ ˈʃɔrtˈwɪn dɪd /
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adjective

short of breath; liable to difficulty in breathing.
brief or concise; to the point, as in speech or writing.

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Origin of short-winded

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50
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British Dictionary definitions for short-winded

short-winded

adjective

tending to run out of breath, esp after exertion
(of speech or writing) terse or abrupt
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Medical definitions for short-winded

short-winded

adj.

Breathing with quick, labored breaths.
Likely to have difficulty in breathing, especially from exertion.
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