airsome

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From air +‎ -some.

Adjective[edit]

airsome (comparative more airsome, superlative most airsome)

  1. Characterised or marked by air, especially bracingly cold air; windy; stormy
    • 1969, George Allan England, The greatest hunt in the world:
      “A bit airsome, sir.” Airsome, indeed! The tired old ship, unable to advance in the teeth of such frenzy, “ burned down” for the night; which is to say, stopped and reduced steam. Her boilers needed cleaning, too, and behold the opportunity.
    • 2010, Jean-Christophe Valtat, Aurorarama:
      New Venice was nothing close to hot or even warm, but outside was certainly airsome, and the atmosphere was as solid as a hall of mirrors.