leaky

[ lee-kee ]
/ ˈli ki /

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.

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Origin of leaky

First recorded in 1600–10; leak + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM leaky

leak·i·ness, nounun·leak·y, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for leaky

leaky
/ (ˈliːkɪ) /

adjective leakier or leakiest

leaking or tending to leak

Derived forms of leaky

leakiness, noun
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