- accompanied or characterized by wind: a windy day.
- exposed to or swept by the wind: a windy hill.
- consisting of or resembling wind: a windy tempest of activity.
- toward the wind; windward.
- unsubstantial or empty.
- of the nature of, characterized by, or given to prolonged, empty talk; voluble; verbose; bombastic.
- characterized by or causing flatulence.
- Chiefly Scot. boastful.
Origin of windy
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- 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
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Word Origin and History for windy
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