Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Characterized by gusts of wind.
  • adj. Informal Marked by commotion or disturbance.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Characterized by squalls, or sudden violent bursts of wind; gusty.
  • adj. Producing or characteristic of loud wails.
  • adj. Interrupted by unproductive spots, as a field of turnips or grain.
  • adj. Not equally good throughout; not uniform; uneven; faulty.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Abounding with squalls; disturbed often with sudden and violent gusts of wind; gusty.
  • adj. Interrupted by unproductive spots; -- said of a field of turnips or grain.
  • adj. Not equally good throughout; not uniform; uneven; faulty; -- said of cloth.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Abounding with squalls; disturbed often with sudden and violent gusts of wind: as, squally weather.
  • Threatening; ominous: as, things began to look squally.
  • Having unproductive spots interspersed throughout: said of a field of turnips or corn.
  • Badly woven: showing knots in the thread or irregularities in the weaving: said of a textile fabric.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. characterized by short periods of noisy commotion
  • adj. characterized by brief periods of violent wind or rain

Etymologies

From squall +‎ -y; from 1719. (Wiktionary)

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  • i love this word soo funny

    August 24, 2011

  • see Century definition #3
    How's that for uniform squality?

    August 24, 2011