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wheezy

[hwee-zee, wee-] /ˈʰwi zi, ˈwi-/
adjective, wheezier, wheeziest.
1.
afflicted with or characterized by wheezing:
wheezy breathing.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; wheeze + -y1
Related forms
wheezily, adverb
wheeziness, noun
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Word Origin and History for wheezy
adj.

1818, from wheeze + -y (2). Related: Wheezily; wheeziness.

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