Last modified on 6 September 2014, at 06:04

mountainy

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From mountain +‎ -y.

AdjectiveEdit

mountainy (comparative more mountainy, superlative most mountainy)

  1. (now chiefly Ireland) Mountainous. [from 16th c.]
    • 1925, Ford Madox Ford, No More Parades, Penguin 2012 (Parade's End), p. 292:
      His girl, who worked on a mountainy farm above Caerphilly, had written to him about a queer cow […].
    • 2013, Molly Keane, Time After Time
      The mountainy fields rose quietly outside it towards gorse and heather.