windy

[ 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

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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 Formswindily, adverbwindiness, noun

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Word Origin and History for windy

windy

adj.

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

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