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windy

1. informal Unsubstantial; empty or hollow. There are many a windy promise made during political campaigns. There has been a lot of windy talk being bandied about lately regarding the supposed benefits of "carb-free" diets.
2. informal Given to or characterized by prolonged, verbose talk, especially that which is inane or wearisome. Yet another windy academic who could talk for hours about the crisis without offering any real solutions. I can't stand the pompous, windy buffoons my father invites to dinner.
3. informal Having or expelling an excessive amount of digestive gas; flatulent. The Brussels sprouts made several of the dinner guests rather windy, much to their embarrassment. I like the taste of beer, but it makes me really windy the next day.
4. slang Nervous, skittish, or easily frightened. After the war, the mere sight of a rifle was enough to make Daniel start feeling windy. I wouldn't call her windy, per se—overly cautious, perhaps.

Windy City

A nickname for the US city of Chicago, Illinois. A: "So, what do you think of the Windy City so far?" B: "Eh, it's more breezy than anything, really." A: "Har, har, very funny." I got hired as a reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times! I guess I'm heading to the Windy City!
See also: city, windy
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windy

1. mod. talkative. She’s so windy! Won’t she ever let up?
2. mod. flatulent; having intestinal gas. If you’re windy, why don’t you take the day off? Do us all a favor.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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