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meanie

or mean·y

[ mee-nee ]
/ ˈmi ni /
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noun, plural mean·ies.Informal.
a mean, small-minded, petty, or selfish person: The children said their teacher was a real meanie.
a villain, as in a movie or book: Syndrome is the meanie in “The Incredibles.”
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Origin of meanie

First recorded in 1925–30; mean2 + -ie
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British Dictionary definitions for meanie

meanie

meany

/ (ˈmiːnɪ) /

noun plural meanies informal
mainly British a miserly or stingy person
mainly US a nasty ill-tempered person
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