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windy

[win-dee] /ˈwɪn di/
adjective, windier, windiest.
1.
accompanied or characterized by wind:
a windy day.
2.
exposed to or swept by the wind:
a windy hill.
3.
consisting of or resembling wind:
a windy tempest of activity.
4.
toward the wind; windward.
5.
unsubstantial or empty.
6.
of the nature of, characterized by, or given to prolonged, empty talk; voluble; verbose; bombastic.
7.
characterized by or causing flatulence.
8.
Chiefly Scot. boastful.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English; Old English windig. See wind1, -y1
Related forms
windily, adverb
windiness, noun
unwindy, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for windiness

windy

/ˈwɪndɪ/
adjective windier, windiest
1.
of, characterized by, resembling, or relating to wind; stormy
2.
swept by or open to powerful winds
3.
marked by or given to empty, prolonged, and often boastful speech; bombastic: windy orations
4.
void of substance
5.
an informal word for flatulent
6.
(slang) afraid; frightened; nervous
Derived Forms
windily, adverb
windiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for windiness

windy

adj.

Old English windig; see wind (n.1) + -y (2).

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Slang definitions & phrases for windiness

windy

adjective

Given to talking too much; overly garrulous, esp pompously so: It's another one of his windy orations (1513+)


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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