gas·​sy | \ ˈga-sē How to pronounce gassy (audio) \
gassier; gassiest

Definition of gassy

1a : 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

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Other Words from gassy

gassily \ ˈga-​sə-​lē How to pronounce gassily (audio) \ adverb
gassiness noun

Examples of gassy in a Sentence

He felt bloated and gassy. another gassy speech by a long-winded politician
Recent Examples on the Web The gassy giant is around six times the mass of Jupiter and orbits the star at an even greater distance—approximately 320 astronomical units. Jennifer Leman, Popular Mechanics, "We've Never Witnessed Exoplanets Orbiting a Sun-Like Star. That Changes Now.," 22 July 2020 There are gassy dinners and gassier communiqués that mean nothing and achieve nothing, yet are haggled over line by line before falling into the oblivion that will entomb them forever. Walter Russell Mead, WSJ, "The G-20: Another Vacuous Meet-and-Greet," 10 July 2017 Below $45, wells in the Bakken shale play, gassier parts of the Eagle Ford play and the Niobrara in the Rocky Mountains all fall below breakeven prices, the UBS analysts said in their note. Alex Nussbaum,, "Shale Drillers Digging Themselves a Hole as Oil Breaches $45," 13 June 2017 Their work can be understood, perhaps, as a kind of corrective to pop-country, which is often bombastic and emotionally impenetrable, or to its even gassier cousin, bro-country, in which trucks and beers reign. Amanda Petrusich, The New Yorker, "The 2017 Grammys Have No Answers," 13 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of gassy

1757, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Gassy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of gassy

: of or containing gas
US : having gas in your stomach
informal : having or using many words but not saying things that are very important or interesting

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