pl n informal

the Windies the international cricket team of the West Indies

Word Origin for Windies

from the abbreviation W. Indies
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Examples from the Web for windies

Historical Examples of windies

  • It's the windies I'm anxious about, for they're ower big to fill up.


    John Buchan

  • Come on then, sledge in the doors an' windies, an' if we lave a single inch of the villains together, may we be hanged like dogs!

    The Tithe-Proctor

    William Carleton

  • It'll give me a power of enjoyment seein' me chimneys go up in front of their windies.

  • He likit fresh air outside fine but never kept his windies open much unless the weather was vera propitious.


    J. Storer Clouston

  • And he was that active and strong he could get into the house through one of the windies, just like a great monkey.


    J. Storer Clouston