gassy

adjective

gas·​sy ˈga-sē How to pronounce gassy (audio)
gassier; gassiest
1
a
: full of or containing gas
gassy beverages
gassy mines
b
: having excess gas in the stomach or intestines : flatulent sense 1a
also : causing flatulence
gassy vegetables
2
: having the characteristics of gas
a gassy odor
3
: characterized by many words but little content : emptily verbose
gassy prose
gassily adverb
gassiness noun

Example Sentences

He felt bloated and gassy. another gassy speech by a long-winded politician
Recent Examples on the Web The baker touches your surface, tests it, feels the energy quiver in the dough, the ballooning cells, the gassy bounce of your interior expansions, and makes the call. James Parker, The Atlantic, 30 Nov. 2022 Humor is notoriously subjective, of course, but even by the gassy standards of book blurbs, that feels wildly exaggerated. Ron Charles, Washington Post, 15 Nov. 2022 Robert Pattinson gives one of his best performances to date as one of two guys (the other being a very grumpy and very gassy Willem Dafoe) who are left maintaining a lighthouse for far too long. Men's Health, 21 Oct. 2022 Webb also captured images of Stephan’s Quintet, a compact group of five galaxies found in the constellation Pegasus, and of the intriguing planet WASP-96b, a gassy giant some 1,150 light-years from Earth. Brian Handwerk, Smithsonian Magazine, 12 July 2022 The book is gassy and pompous and just fraudulent and dumb as hell. Geek's Guide To The Galaxy, WIRED, 15 July 2022 This happens, the team hypothesized, because the gassy, dusty material is periodically sucked in by the stars’ massive gravitational pull. Jennifer Leman, Popular Mechanics, 2 June 2022 The sketch introduces Aidy Bryant as Dina Beans, Archie's wife and gassy muse. Jessica Wang, EW.com, 15 May 2022 After a video of the large pup's hijinks goes viral, a successful dog trainer spots the clip and decides to try turning the goofy (and gassy) canine into a top show dog. Kelli Bender, PEOPLE.com, 15 Apr. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1757, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of gassy was in 1757

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“Gassy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gassy. Accessed 10 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

gassy

adjective
gas·​sy ˈgas-ē How to pronounce gassy (audio)
gassier; gassiest
1
: full of or containing gas
2
: having the characteristics of gas
3
: characterized by the use of many words to say little
gassiness noun

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