or wine·y

[ wahy-nee ]

adjective,win·i·er, win·i·est.
  1. of, like, or characteristic of wine.

  2. affected by wine.

Origin of winy

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at wine, -y1

Words Nearby winy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use winy in a sentence

  • The surprising horror had reduced everyone to soberness: all tipsiness, all winy drowsiness, had passed away.

    Debts of Honor | Maurus Jkai
  • The fruit consisted of grapes and those winy Breton cider-apples from Bannalec.

    The Maids of Paradise | Robert W. (Robert William) Chambers
  • The weather has turned quite warm again, with glorious spring days of winy and heart-tugging sunlight and cool and starry nights.

    The Prairie Mother | Arthur Stringer
  • In the meantime (we said) why do you not drink the rich and winy liquor which your vessel contains?

    Pipefuls | Christopher Morley

British Dictionary definitions for winy


/ (ˈwaɪnɪ) /

adjectivewinier or winiest
  1. a variant spelling of winey

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