leaky

[lee-kee]

adjective, leak·i·er, leak·i·est.

allowing liquid, gas, etc., to enter or escape: a leaky boat; a leaky container.
Informal. unreliable: a leaky memory; a leaky tongue.

Nearby words

  1. leakey,
  2. leakey, louis seymour bazett,
  3. leakey, mary douglas,
  4. leakey, richard erskine frere,
  5. leakproof,
  6. leal,
  7. lealty,
  8. leamington,
  9. leamington spa,
  10. lean

Origin of leaky

First recorded in 1600–10; leak + -y1

Related formsleak·i·ness, nounun·leak·y, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for leaky

leaky

adjective leakier or leakiest

leaking or tending to leak
Derived Formsleakiness, noun

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Word Origin and History for leaky

leaky

adj.

mid-15c., from leak (n.) + -y (2). Related: Leakiness.

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