windig

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German windic, equivalent to Wind +‎ -ig. Compare English windy.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈvɪndɪç/ (standard)
  • IPA(key): /ˈvɪndɪk/ (common form in southern Germany, Austria, and Switzerland)
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: win‧dig

Adjective[edit]

windig (comparative windiger, superlative am windigsten)

  1. windy
    Antonym: windstill
  2. (figuratively, informal, of a person or undertaking) dodgy; dubious
    Synonym: zweifelhaft
    • 2021 December 29, Lisa Nienhaus et al., “Krypto-Game over”, in Die Zeit[1]:
      Der Baby Doge hat wie einige der windigeren Kryptowährungen ein Feature: Wer drinbleibt, verdient am Drinbleiben.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *windigaz (windy), equivalent to wind +‎ -iġ.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

windiġ

  1. windy
  2. windy, flatulent; gassy

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Descendants[edit]

  • Middle English: windy

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