bro·​ken-wind·​ed ˈbrō-kən-ˈwin-dəd How to pronounce broken-winded (audio)
: affected with or as if with heaves
a broken-winded horse

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1523, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of broken-winded was circa 1523

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Cite this Entry

“Broken-winded.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

Medical Definition


bro·​ken-wind·​ed -ˈwind-əd How to pronounce broken-winded (audio)
: affected with heaves
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