Definition of gassy in US English:



  • 1Of, like, or full of gas.

    ‘the carbonated water has a gassy, soda-pop character’
    ‘gassy planets like Jupiter’
    • ‘It is not an exercise in cultural studies; instead it is just what it claims to be: a guide to the rocky, gassy, icy spheres of all those classroom wall charts and Nasa photographs.’
    • ‘These are the off-flavours that make wines taste sweaty, eggy, gassy or vinegary, the nasties that give you a bad head in the morning, and the carcinogens that get you in the long run.’
    • ‘I travelled with them to share the excitement of the popping mud pools, gassy steam vents, bubbling springs and sulphur pits.’
    • ‘The British-born chartered accountant spotted a niche in the market for a less gassy premium lager particularly suitable for drinking with Asian food.’
    • ‘‘This is not a gassy pit and neither is it a watery pit, but in the lifetime of the pit the pumps or the fans have not been switched off for two months, so no-one is really sure,’ he said.’
    • ‘Up to now astronomers have only been able to detect vast gassy planets the size of Jupiter or larger by measuring the way their gravity tugs on their parent stars and makes them ‘wobble’.’
    • ‘The gassy giant, Jupiter, can be seen shining high in the constellation of Leo.’
    • ‘After two or three strips, even these strains get the heave, expiring with, at best, a gassy sputter.’
    • ‘It contains a food enzyme from a natural source that works with your body's digestion to break down the complex sugars in gassy foods making them more digestible.’
    • ‘Memory is a treacherous place, a bog that can drag you down into its gassy depths and play tricks on you.’
    • ‘Although the causes of the variation remain unclear, the star's interaction with the gassy, dusty environment in which it was born certainly plays a big role.’
    • ‘This should be accompanied by a pint of gassy lager.’
    • ‘Foolishly, I had eaten some particularly gassy food the night before and was suffering the consequences…’
    • ‘All the other solar systems that have been found have big, gassy planets circling too close to their stars to allow them to be anything like Earth or its fellow planets, the British and US-based researchers said on Wednesday.’
    • ‘Their cider apple flavoured pop was even more dull, heavy, gassy and unpleasant than real cider.’
    • ‘They are also less gassy than normal lagers and much cheaper.’
    • ‘To the dismay of the already frazzled travellers, the aircraft was diverted to Gatwick after reports on board of a gassy odour.’
    • ‘Dull, gassy, chemical-tasting beer was taking a back seat to luscious, vanilla-flavoured, fruity wine that didn't need food to bring out its flavour.’
    • ‘On rocky planets, all the necessary chemicals for life can collect in one place, rather than floating freely through a gassy atmosphere.’
    • ‘The result is a gassy, weak beer with plenty of critics.’
    foaming, foamy, bubbling, bubbly, fizzy, sparkling, effervescent, carbonated, aerated
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    1. 1.1North American (of a person) flatulent.
      • ‘If soy or other legumes make you gassy and give you cramps find something else, don't pop digestive aids like candy.’
      • ‘Most recipes direct you to skim the foam from the pot, but this is mainly for aesthetic reasons; the foam isn't harmful and, contrary to some opinions, won't make you gassy.’
      • ‘At the same time, I was getting that gassy feeling again.’
      • ‘Normally, when I'm worried about something, even about not finishing my homework, I get a loud heartbeat, can't keep food down, and that gassy feeling I told you about appears.’
      • ‘I was gassy when I got home, and actually woke up halfway through the night pretty sick.’
      • ‘If your baby is more gassy, burping a few times during the feeding may help.’
      • ‘If you feel more gassy than normal, don't be alarmed; this is normal.’
      • ‘Yesterday we even drove all they way up to take the ferry to Mackinac Island, where we took a carriage ride on the world's most gassy horse.’
      • ‘So all I really got from it was that I have a really gassy baby, which I knew.’
      • ‘However, lots of frequent small breastfeedings are likely to contain more foremilk than hindmilk which apparently can make baby much more gassy.’
      • ‘Around 8: 00 or so I felt really bloated and gassy - it felt like my intestines were in knots.’
      • ‘A greasy, gassy but much happier little fellow has resulted.’
      • ‘He's fussy, gassy, possibly lactose-intolerant, and suffering from what appears to be day-night confusion.’
      • ‘Symptoms can include feeling tired all the time, gassy and bloated.’
      • ‘These changes can also lead to indigestion, which can make you feel very full, bloated or gassy.’
  • 2informal (of people or language) inclined to be verbose.

    ‘a long and gassy book’
    • ‘It starts out kind of gassy and repetitive.’
    • ‘He does that by making fun of ‘the jargon, the mush, the smog, the dull pompous, boneless, gassy language’ that afflicts the world today.’
    • ‘In places, especially when the subject is art or religion, the language can get vague and gassy, but just plow through these patches.’
    • ‘Without naming a specific offender he generalizes about bloggers for 1,300 gassy words.’
    • ‘And she was devout in a way that indicated that the religion was based in a great many particulars, not some gassy generality about being kind to plants and believing in clean water.’
    • ‘The paragraph is remarkable for its gassy banality, but let us just marvel at the folly of that last line.’
    wordy, loquacious, garrulous, talkative, voluble, orotund, expansive, babbling, blathering, prattling, prating, jabbering, gushing, effusive
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