adjective, wind·i·er, wind·i·est.

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 windiest

Contemporary Examples of windiest

  • Among them are the 96 members of the United States Senate, perhaps the windiest and most tedious group of men in Christendom.

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    David Frum

    February 3, 2012

Historical Examples of windiest

  • I confess to have been deceived about this Atlantic, the roughest and windiest of oceans.


    Charles Dudley Warner

  • Speaking, though it be but by the windiest of fictions, to a nation, is not a man pledged to respectful language?

  • Of one thing we were certain, and that was that Adelie Land was the windiest place in the world.

  • The windiest spot is at the corner of Second Avenue, Hove; the wind just there is almost enough to choke those who face it.

    The Open Air

    Richard Jefferies

  • It was the wettest spring, the coldest summer, the windiest autumn that I have ever known.

    Wit and Wisdom of Lord Tredegar

    Godfrey Charles Morgan

British Dictionary definitions for windiest


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 windiest



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper