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

Examples of gassy in a Sentence

He felt bloated and gassy. another gassy speech by a long-winded politician
Recent Examples on the Web In several viral videos, parents and chiropractors detail how lifting baby’s legs up during a diaper change can cause hip and spine problems and make your baby extra gassy. Blake Bakkila, Parents, 2 May 2024 The image captured a mysterious dusty and gassy center that formed during the supernova’s explosion. Elizabeth Gamillo, Discover Magazine, 22 Feb. 2024 There are also lactose-free formulas that are worth trying if your baby is gassy or seems sensitive to lactose. Lainey Younkin, Ms, Rd, Parents, 15 Mar. 2024 With cask ales, the flavors aren’t masked by gassy carbon dioxide, and can more easily shine through in the glass. Jay R. Brooks, The Mercury News, 12 Mar. 2024 The gassy halo means that the area could form clusters of stars. Elizabeth Gamillo, Discover Magazine, 8 Mar. 2024 The WestJet incident comes one month after a passenger on another flight was reportedly removed for being extremely gassy. Natalia Senanayake, Peoplemag, 13 Feb. 2024 After receiving a 911 call from a resident about a gassy odor, the crew arrived at the house on Friday night and discovered a 500-gallon underground propane tank and a leak on the side of the residence. Brian Anthony Hernandez, Peoplemag, 18 Feb. 2024 Núria Miret Roig of the University of Vienna and Hervé Bouy of the University of Bordeaux were looking for the most dwarfish of brown dwarfs in the constellation Scorpius, which hosts a gassy nebula that cranks out lots of stars and planets. Charlie Wood, WIRED, 31 Dec. 2023

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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 21 May. 2024.

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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