windy

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English[edit]

Tree on a windy day

Etymology 1[edit]

From wind (weather condition) + -y.

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windy (comparative windier, superlative windiest)

  1. Accompanied by wind.
    It was a long and windy night.
  2. Unsheltered and open to the wind.
    They made love in a windy bus shelter.
  3. Empty and lacking substance.
    They made windy promises they would not keep.
  4. Long-winded; orally verbose.
  5. Flatulent.
    The Tex-Mex meal had made them somewhat windy.
  6. (slang) Nervous, frightened.
    • 1995, Pat Barker, The Ghost Road, Penguin 2014 (The Regeneration Trilogy), p. 848:
      The thing is he's not windy, he's a perfectly good soldier, no more than reasonably afraid of rifle and machine-gun bullets, shells, grenades.
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Noun[edit]

windy (plural windies)

  1. (colloquial) fart
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Etymology 2[edit]

From wind (to curve, bend) + -y.

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windy (comparative windier, superlative windiest)

  1. (of a path etc) Having many bends; winding, twisting or tortuous.
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