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Definition of "winy" [win•y]

  • Having the qualities or taste of wine; heady or intoxicating. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "winy" in a sentence
  • "Intelligentsia sells $19, 12-ounce bags of Anjilanaka organic beans from Bolivia, which boast hints of "white grape, honey and apple skin," the website says, while Blue Bottle's $18 Sidamo Taramessa comes from a cooperative farm in Ethiopia and tastes "punchy," "winy" and "leathery," the company says."
  • "We need an interesting villain not some winy Carrnie!"
  • "The winy sauce and the rich meat (beef cheeks) smack of a strong résumé, however."