short-winded

adjective

short-wind·​ed ˌshȯrt-ˈwin-dəd How to pronounce short-winded (audio)
1
: affected with or characterized by shortness of breath
2
a
: brief
b
: broken up into short units

Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of short-winded was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Short-winded.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/short-winded. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

short-winded

adjective
short-wind·​ed -ˈwin-dəd How to pronounce short-winded (audio)
: affected with or characterized by shortness of breath
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