adjective, win·i·er, win·i·est.


or wine·y


adjective, win·i·er, win·i·est.

of, like, or characteristic of wine.
affected by wine.

Origin of winy

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at wine, -y1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for winey

Historical Examples of winey

  • Their color is green; they have a juicy pulp, winey in taste, slightly acid, and more astringent than the Brassicana.

  • Chrisfield squinted at it through the boughs of the apple trees laden with apples that gave a winey fragrance to the crisp air.

    Three Soldiers

    John Dos Passos

  • They have a very acid flavor, with a certain pleasantness and a winey juice.

  • Their busy, idle day took them on; they were now in bare, heathy country with the breathing, winey air.


    Mary Johnston

  • The streams of California are not like the streams of New England, clear and deep with winey brown depths.

British Dictionary definitions for winey




winier or winiest having the taste or qualities of wine


adjective winier or winiest

a variant spelling of winey
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