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pelting

[ pel-ting ]
/ ˈpɛl tɪŋ /
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adjective Archaic.
paltry; petty; mean.
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Origin of pelting

1530–40; perhaps dial. pelt rags, rubbish (akin to Danish pjalt rag) + -ing2. See paltry

OTHER WORDS FROM pelting

pelt·ing·ly, adverb
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