wheezy

[ hwee-zee, wee- ]
/ ˈʰwi zi, ˈwi- /
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adjective, wheez·i·er, wheez·i·est.

afflicted with or characterized by wheezing: wheezy breathing.

Origin of wheezy

First recorded in 1810–20; wheeze + -y1
Related formswheez·i·ly, adverbwheez·i·ness, noun
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Word Origin and History for wheezy

wheezy


adj.

1818, from wheeze + -y (2). Related: Wheezily; wheeziness.

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