meanie

[ mee-nee ]
/ ˈmi ni /

noun

Informal. meany.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. mean-tone tuning,
  2. meander,
  3. meander line,
  4. meandering stream,
  5. meandrous,
  6. meaning,
  7. meaningful,
  8. meaningful relationship,
  9. meaningfully,
  10. meaningless

meany

or mean·ie

[ mee-nee ]
/ ˈmi ni /

noun, plural mean·ies. Informal.

a small-minded, petty, or malicious person: The children said their teacher was a real meany.

Origin of meany

First recorded in 1925–30; mean2 + -y2

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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

meany

/ (ˈmiːnɪ) /

noun

informal a variant spelling of meanie
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Word Origin and History for meanie
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