Origin of meager
Related formsmea·ger·ly, adverbmea·ger·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for meager
Especially in a country where the minimum wage is a meager $3.00 an hour.House of the Witch: The Renegade Craft Brewers of Panama|Jeff Campagna|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Rising to retrieve it, I offer her what meager reassurance I can muster.
He called on his parents not to accept any “meager compensation” for his death.Medieval Cruelty in Modern Times: ISIS Thugs Behead American Journalist|Christopher Dickey|August 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Look through that PDF I just linked to and feast on the meager amounts earmarked for democracy and assistance programs.Is It Just Me or Is the World Exploding? So Why Isn’t Obama Doing More?|Michael Tomasky|July 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Personal consumption expenditures—people buying stuff—grew at a meager one percent rate in the first quarter.
The school period of one hour or an hour and a half has been found by most teachers to be too meager for a healthy class life.The Boy and the Sunday School|John L. Alexander
With a snarl, Maria thrust her hand into her meager bosom, and drew forth a little bag with its draw-strings.The Wilderness Trail|Frank Williams
He ate some apples, and washed down the meager meal with water from a spring.Once Upon A Planet|J. J. Allerton
It was part of my plan, this meager manning of the bandit ship.
She had paid the express charges out of her own meager funds.Whispers at Dawn|Roy J. Snell