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windy

[ win-dee ]
/ ˈwɪn di /
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adjective, wind·i·er, wind·i·est.
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Origin of windy

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

OTHER WORDS FROM windy

wind·i·ly, adverbwind·i·ness, nounun·wind·y, adjective
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How to use windy in a sentence

  • 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
  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for windy

windy
/ (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 forms of windy

windily, adverbwindiness, noun
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