meanie

or mean·y

[ mee-nee ]
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noun,plural mean·ies.Informal.
  1. a mean, small-minded, petty, or selfish person: The children said their teacher was a real meanie.

  2. a villain, as in a movie or book: Syndrome is the meanie in “The Incredibles.”

Origin of meanie

1
First recorded in 1925–30; mean2 + -ie

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British Dictionary definitions for meanie

meanie

meany

/ (ˈmiːnɪ) /


nounplural meanies informal
  1. mainly British a miserly or stingy person

  2. mainly US a nasty ill-tempered person

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