meany

or mean·ie

[mee-nee]
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noun, plural mean·ies. Informal.
  1. 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

Meany

[mee-nee]
noun
  1. George,1894–1980, U.S. labor leader: 3rd president of the AFL 1952–55; 1st president of the AFL-CIO 1955–79.
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Related Words for meany

bully, brute, beast, tyrant, creep, meany

Examples from the Web for meany

Contemporary Examples of meany

  • Bypres Fongton, Mr. Meany and Mr. Hicks were my own particular inventions.

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Historical Examples of meany

  • Among the other commanding peaks are Meany, Cougar, and Seattle.

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    Enos A. Mills

  • It was eight o'clock in the morning when I delivered myself up to Meany.

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    Harry Granice

  • I so expressed myself to Meany, and asked him to give me a decent breakfast.

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    Harry Granice

  • I kept perfectly quiet and said nothing to Meany nor his deputies.

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    Harry Granice

  • He was searched by Meany and then admitted into the lock-up.

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    Harry Granice


British Dictionary definitions for meany

meany

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

see meanie.

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