\ ˈwin-dē How to pronounce windy (audio) \
windier; windiest

Definition of windy

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a(1) : windswept a windy coast
(2) : marked by strong wind or by more wind than usual a windy day
2 : flatulent sense 1 a windy bellyache
3a : verbose, bombastic a windy politician
b : lacking substance : empty windy promises
\ ˈwīn-dē How to pronounce windy (audio) \
windier; windiest

Definition of windy (Entry 2 of 2)

: winding a windy path

Other Words from windy

Adjective (1)

windily \ ˈwin-​də-​lē How to pronounce windy (audio) \ adverb
windiness \ ˈwin-​dē-​nəs How to pronounce windy (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of windy

Adjective (1)

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a(1)

Adjective (2)

1871, in the meaning defined above

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“Windy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/windy. Accessed 15 May. 2021.

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\ ˈwin-dē How to pronounce windy (audio) \
windier; windiest

Kids Definition of windy

: having much or strong wind a windy day a windy city

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