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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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  • It was a beautiful day, good for pictures and video, but windy enough to interfere with audio recording.
  • Summers are cool and cloudy, while winters are typically windy and rainy.
  • In windy areas, stake the plants to keep them from toppling.
  • In less windy places, use as a tall screen or background plant.
  • On a windy site, drive in a stake upwind of the rootball.
  • Spring on the central coast is always windy, but this spring has been one for the record books.
  • If you are planting in a windy site, drive a stake in alongside the root ball.
  • Trouble is, the weather is windy and chilly right now.
  • Sometimes a few days will be windy and cloudy, but these periods of inclement weather usually come and go quickly.
  • For that reason, these birds prefer to live in windy areas where they can glide on air currents with little effort.
British Dictionary definitions for windy

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 windy
adj.

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

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

wind up

verb phrase

To finish: We wind up learning less (1825+)


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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