[ win-dee ]
/ ˈwɪn di /

adjective, wind·i·er, wind·i·est.

Nearby words

  1. windup,
  2. windward,
  3. windward islands,
  4. windward passage,
  5. windway,
  6. windy city,
  7. windz,
  8. wine,
  9. wine and dine,
  10. wine bar

Origin of windy

before 900; Middle English; Old English windig. See wind1, -y1

Related formswind·i·ly, adverbwind·i·ness, nounun·wind·y, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for windier

  • Get out of these trappings of woe, and tell us if you ever saw a windier, grayer, meaner day in all your lives.

    Six Girls and the Tea Room|Marion Ames Taggart
  • I began at once to make my imitations of Ossian, and I dare say they were not windier and mistier than the original.

    Literature and Life|William Dean Howells
  • Still lay weather-bound last night, and to-day it has been windier than ever.

    Farthest North|Fridtjof Nansen

British Dictionary definitions for windier


/ (ˈwɪndɪ) /

adjective windier or windiest

of, characterized by, resembling, or relating to wind; stormy
swept by or open to powerful winds
marked by or given to empty, prolonged, and often boastful speech; bombasticwindy orations
void of substance
an informal word for flatulent
slang afraid; frightened; nervous
Derived Formswindily, adverbwindiness, noun

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Word Origin and History for windier



Old English windig; see wind (n.1) + -y (2).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper