Windy

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Wind"y
Senses
  1. Consisting of wind; accompanied or characterized by wind; exposed to wind."The windyhill." [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 windycolic." [Arbuthnot.]
  6. Fig.: Empty; airy." Windyjoy." [Milton.]"Here's that windy applause, that poor, transitory pleasure, for which I was dishonored." [South.]

Etymology: AS. windig

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  1. Abounding in or exposed to the wind or breezes ("a windy bluff")
  2. Using or containing too many words ("long-winded (or windy) speakers")
  3. Resembling the wind in speed, force, or variability ("a windy dash home")
  4. Not practical or realizable; speculative
Wiktionary

From Middle English windy, from Old English windiġ (“windy”), from Proto-Germanic *windigaz (“windy”), equivalent to wind +‎ -y. Cognate with Saterland Frisian wiendich (“windy”), West Frisian winich (“windy”), Dutch winderig (“windy”), German Low German windig (“windy”), German windig (“windy”), Swedish vindig (“windy”), Icelandic vindugur (“windy”).

  1. (colloquial) fart

From wind (“to curve, bend”) + -y.

    Notable Persons Named Windy

    Windy McCall is a baseball player. Windy was born on July 18th, 1925 in San Francisco.

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Windy

    Emerson Windy is a musician. His ongoing career started in 2012. Emerson is also known as Weedman Windy.

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    How popular is the baby name Windy in the U.S.?

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    Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
    1948 9 9 0
    1949 7 7 0
    1950 15 15 0
    1951 13 13 0
    1952 13 13 0
    1953 23 23 0
    1954 23 23 0
    1955 17 17 0
    1956 38 38 0
    1957 33 33 0
    1958 54 54 0
    1959 52 52 0
    1960 62 62 0
    1961 52 52 0
    1962 61 61 0
    1963 59 59 0
    1964 65 65 0
    1965 69 69 0
    1966 82 82 0
    1967 161 161 0
    1968 159 159 0
    1969 178 178 0
    1970 220 220 0
    1971 249 249 0
    1972 270 270 0
    1973 242 242 0
    1974 276 270 6
    1975 310 310 0
    1976 251 251 0
    1977 215 215 0
    1978 220 220 0
    1979 227 227 0
    1980 153 153 0
    1981 146 146 0
    1982 87 87 0
    1983 85 79 6
    1984 78 78 0
    1985 60 60 0
    1986 48 48 0
    1987 56 56 0
    1988 45 45 0
    1989 30 30 0
    1990 52 52 0
    1991 28 28 0
    1992 24 24 0
    1993 30 30 0
    1994 19 19 0
    1995 17 17 0
    1996 21 21 0
    1997 19 19 0
    1998 23 23 0
    1999 13 13 0
    2000 14 14 0
    2001 11 11 0
    2002 11 11 0
    2003 13 13 0
    2004 11 11 0
    2005 14 14 0
    2006 14 14 0
    2007 15 15 0
    2008 7 7 0
    2009 6 6 0
    2010 9 9 0
    2011 7 7 0
    2012 9 9 0
    2013 9 9 0
    2014 9 9 0
    2015 7 7 0
    2016 6 6 0
    2017 7 7 0

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    Popularity of Windy as a first name

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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Windy U.S.
      White 95.97% 64.26%
      African American 0.00% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Windy

    People with the last name Windy are most frequently White

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    Fun Facts about the name Windy

    • How Popular is the name Windy? Windy is the 3,818th most popular name of all time. As a last name Windy was the 135,593rd most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Windy have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 4,938 babies born with the first name Windy in the United States. That's more than enough people named Windy to occupy the territory of Montserrat (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,922 (as of May 12, 2011).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Windy? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1948 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
    • When was Windy first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Windy is Monday, August 23rd, 1886.
    • What year had the most people named Windy born? The highest recorded use of the first name Windy was in 1975 with a total of 310 babies.
    • Random Windy Factoid: According to the 1974 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Windy is not a popular baby girl's name in Alabama. Imagine that, only 17 babies in Alabama have the same name as you in 1974.
    • Weird things about the name Windy: Your name in reverse order is Ydniw. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ywind. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Windy? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 124 people with the last name Windy.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Windy? Windy is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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