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[bloh-ee] /ˈbloʊ i/
adjective, blowier, blowiest.
a chill, blowy day.
easily blown about:
flimsy, blowy curtain material.
Origin of blowy
1820-30; blow2 + -y1
Related forms
blowiness, noun Unabridged
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  • It was a wicked, blowy day, and I crept into a wrecked "camion" and sheltered there, and ate some lunch and slept a little.

  • Some days it was so cold and blowy that Bunny and Sue could not go out.

  • It was a blowy October night and we talked in firelight, as befitted the ghostly circumstances.

    The Retrospect Ada Cambridge
  • The waiter handed her her cloak, and they went out into the blowy dark night.

    Aaron's Rod D. H. Lawrence
  • It was a nasty day, rainy and blowy and cold, and most of the fellows were huddling indoors around the radiators.

    Left End Edwards Ralph Henry Barbour
  • Hobden broke open the potato and ate it with the curious neatness of men who make most of their meals in the blowy open.

    Puck of Pook's Hill Rudyard Kipling
  • For two days they were favored with good weather; but on the third it came on cloudy and blowy after dinner.

    Watch and Wait Oliver Optic
  • It came on very dark and blowy; and as it was too late to make a harbour, we gave the shore a wide berth, and ran on.

    A Voyage round the World W.H.G. Kingston
  • The real want in blowy weather is a dense low screen, perfectly wind-tight, as high as the knee above the ground.

    The Art of Travel Francis Galton
  • To our surprise the weather, which in the evening had been calm and frosty, had become wet and blowy.

British Dictionary definitions for blowy


adjective blowier, blowiest
another word for windy (sense 1)
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