[ mee-zuhld ]

  1. (of swine or other livestock) affected with measles.

Origin of measled

First recorded in 1350–1400, measled is from the Middle English word meseled.See measles, -ed3

Words Nearby measled Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use measled in a sentence

  • He koind o' measled all wan winter an' lay around the stove.

    Two Little Savages | Ernest Thompson Seton
  • Our flesh, like pork, thus becomes measled, although certainly not to the spawn-like extent so often seen in the lower animals.

    Parasites | T. Spencer Cobbold

British Dictionary definitions for measled


/ (ˈmiːzəld) /

  1. (of cattle, sheep, or pigs) infested with tapeworm larvae; measly

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