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 gassy (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 Spinach, especially raw spinach, can lend some people a, well, gassy air. Gregory Mcnamee, CNN, 1 July 2021 Many gassy envelopes are destroyed over time, in some cases turning giant worlds into tiny, uninhabitable husks. Quanta Magazine, 22 June 2021 The dust and gas needed to make a gas giant get blown out faster than a hefty, gassy world can form. Quanta Magazine, 7 June 2021 Look skyward and gaze upon our hot, gassy, noxious neighbor. Aj Willingham, CNN, 25 May 2021 Senior editor Maggie Hoffman and former digital director David Tamarkin say livestock contribute nearly 15% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, with gassy cattle accounting for 61% of that figure. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 28 Apr. 2021 With volatile organic compounds, such as formaldehyde, benzene and gasoline found in upholstered furniture, aerosol sprays and air fresheners break down at room temperature and give off gassy odors. Jeffrey Harper,, 26 Mar. 2021 Pancake Ice is a gassy Sativa, which is a cross between Chem Dawg and Mandarin Cookies cultivars. Jackie Bryant, Forbes, 11 Mar. 2021 Add the fiber gradually, though, to avoid bloating or feeling gassy or crampy. Colleen Murphy,, 19 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of gassy

1757, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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English Language Learners Definition of gassy

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

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