or wine·y


adjective, win·i·er, win·i·est.

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

Nearby words

  1. wintle,
  2. winton,
  3. wintry,
  4. wintu,
  5. wintun,
  6. winze,
  7. wip,
  8. wipe,
  9. wipe off the map,
  10. wipe out

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 winy

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

    Debts of Honor|Maurus Jkai

British Dictionary definitions for winy


adjective winier or winiest

a variant spelling of winey
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