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meanie

[mee-nee]
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noun
  1. Informal. meany.
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meany

or mean·ie

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

First recorded in 1925–30; mean2 + -y2
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British Dictionary definitions for meanie

meanie

meany

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

noun
  1. informal a variant spelling of meanie
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Word Origin and History for meanie

n.

also meany, "cruel person," 1927, from mean (adj.) + -y (3).

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meany

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