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[bree-zee] /ˈbri zi/
adjective, breezier, breeziest.
abounding in breezes; windy.
fresh; sprightly:
His breezy manner was half his charm.
Origin of breezy
1710-20; breeze1 + -y1
Related forms
breezily, adverb
breeziness, noun
unbreezy, adjective
2. carefree, lighthearted, buoyant, lively, jaunty, easygoing. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for breezy
  • Your phrasing, with its breezy imprecision, will have had exactly the opposite effect you intended.
  • Sounded upon the stairs and the floor of the breezy veranda.
  • He was indefatigable, breezy, and deliberately indiscreet.
  • But the breezy profile was plainly irrelevant that week.
  • Its size and breezy pace mean it's built for endurance and not stealth.
  • He speaks with the breezy self-importance of someone who is no longer contradicted, seemingly, by anyone.
  • But, here and there, the breezy tone more than verges on callousness.
  • Groovy white leather lounges, blue-lit bar, breezy beachside deck in cooler seasons.
  • Some breezy optimists point, for example, to a new interest among the public in the ancient world.
  • And underneath it all was a breezy, unthinking optimism, that prices could only ever go up.
British Dictionary definitions for breezy


adjective breezier, breeziest
fresh; windy: a breezy afternoon
casual or carefree; lively; light-hearted: her breezy nature
lacking substance; light: a breezy conversation
Derived Forms
breezily, adverb
breeziness, noun
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Word Origin and History for breezy

1718, from breeze (n.) + -y (2). Figurative sense "fresh, easygoing, light, airy" is from 1870. Related: Breezily; breeziness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for breezy



Very easygoing and jovial; cheery: a breezy''Good morning'' (1870+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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