- Informal. meany.
- a small-minded, petty, or malicious person: The children said their teacher was a real meany.
Origin of meany
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- mainly British a miserly or stingy person
- mainly US a nasty ill-tempered person
- informal a variant spelling of meanie
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Word Origin and History for meanie
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