There are 2 definitions of windy in English:

windy1

Syllabification: wind·y
Pronunciation: /ˈwindē
 
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adjective (windier, windiest)

  • 2British Suffering from, marked by, or causing an accumulation of gas in the alimentary canal.
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    • After a good night out, I find I am very windy the next morning, so much so that I am totally bloated and cannot do up my trousers.
  • 2.1 informal Using or expressed in many words that sound impressive but mean little: windy speeches
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    • Even on radio, their rhetorical style sounds windy, verbose, addicted to polysyllables for their own sake.
    • Election Day in a Chinese village brings Jimmy Carter, windy speeches, and dubious promises
    • The king goes on to bore the hell out of them with a long, windy speech.

Phrases

the Windy City

A nickname for Chicago.

Derivatives

windily

adverb
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  • We made it safely to the low wall built by the mujahidin - Basyir and I exhaled windily - and hiked on to the peak, hopping across the ditch once or twice to the ancient boundary wall to look down into West Kabul.
  • ‘It's most closely associated with U.S. President Warren Gamaliel Harding,’ writes Quinion, ‘who used it a lot and who was by all accounts the classic example of somebody who orates verbosely and windily.’
  • Try to write too windily and the end result won't be worth reading.

windiness

noun
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  • However, there were few buyers for the plots of land and the venture failed, probably because of the windiness of the site and inaccessibility of the shore.
  • Loess is a fine-grained aeolian sediment, typically liberated by the grinding action of glaciers, which may be transported great distances and indicates both windiness and aridity.
  • The volume of writing is enormous, these days, and much of it has a sort of windiness about it, almost as though the author were in a state of euphoria.

Origin

Old English windig (see wind1, -y1).

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There are 2 definitions of windy in English:

windy2

Syllabification: wind·y
Pronunciation: /ˈwīndē
 
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adjective

  • (Of a road or river) following a curving or twisting course.
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    • The drive home through the windy roads was uneventful and we got back to the hotel by midnight.
    • We proceeded down a windy country road, following the River Chew towards its source.
    • Nothing was more amusing than standing inside the pivot point and seeing it twist and turn as the driver maneuvered through the windy streets of Kingston.

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