windy

Foolish.

A windy fellow ; a simple fellow.

The 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue.

Wind"y (?), a. [Compar. Windier (?); superl. Windiest.] [AS. windig.]

1.

Consisting of wind; accompanied or characterized by wind; exposed to wind.

"The windy hill."

M. Arnold.

Blown with the windy tempest of my heart. Shak.

2.

Next the wind; windward.

It keeps on the windy side of care. Shak.

3.

Tempestuous; boisterous; as, windy weather.

4.

Serving to occasion wind or gas in the intestines; flatulent; as, windy food.

5.

Attended or caused by wind, or gas, in the intestines.

"A windy colic."

Arbuthnot.

6.

Fig.: Empty; airy.

"Windy joy."

Milton.

Here's that windy applause, that poor, transitory pleasure, for which I was dishonored. South.

 

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