noun, plural wea·sels, (especially collectively) wea·sel.
verb (used without object)
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Origin of weasel
Words nearby weasel
British Dictionary definitions for weasel out (1 of 2)
verb -sels, -selling or -selled or US -seling or -seled (intr, adverb) informal
British Dictionary definitions for weasel out (2 of 2)
noun plural -sels or -sel
Derived forms of weaselweaselly, adjective
Word Origin for weasel
Idioms and Phrases with weasel out
Back out of a situation or commitment, especially in a sneaky way. For example, I'd love to weasel out of serving on the board. This expression alludes to the stealthy hunting and nesting habits of the weasel, a small, slender-bodied predator. [Colloquial; mid-1900s]