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[mee-zuh ld]
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  1. (of swine or other livestock) affected with measles.
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Origin of measled

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

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

    Two Little Savages

    Ernest Thompson Seton

British Dictionary definitions for measled


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