blown by the wind: windblown hair.
(of trees) growing in a certain shape because of strong prevailing winds.
(of a hair style) bobbed short, with the ends combed toward the forehead.

Origin of windblown

First recorded in 1585–95; wind1 + blown1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for windblown

puffed, blasted, whisked, fluttered, fanned

Examples from the Web for windblown

Contemporary Examples of windblown

  • Windblown Emma was waiting for us at a table by the railing.

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    Ralph Nader, Novelist

    Samuel P. Jacobs

    September 12, 2009

Historical Examples of windblown

  • Her hair was windblown and her face rose-flushed from her run.

  • He was a little road-crazed and windblown today, not like she remembered him from Orlando.


    Cory Doctorow

  • Nearest the sea was the grave on the windblown, barren cliff.

    The Unknown Sea

    Clemence Housman

  • This is set upon sandstone rock whose sharper features have been worn smooth by the wash of the windblown sand.

    From Sea to Sea

    Rudyard Kipling

  • Over the flowering hawthorn the moon stood like a windblown white rose of the heavens.

British Dictionary definitions for windblown



blown by the wind
(of a woman's hair style) cut short and combed to look as though it has been dishevelled by the wind
(of trees, shrubs, etc) growing in a shape determined by the prevailing winds
NZ (of trees) felled by the wind
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