[ wee-zuh-lee ]
/ ˈwi zə li /
resembling a weasel, especially in features or manner: a weaselly little clerk with furtive eyes.
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- weasel out,
- weasel word,
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- weather advisory,
- weather balloon,
- weather bomb,
- weather bureau
Origin of weaselly
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Examples from the Web for weaselly
I thought being a 4-F was a kind of weaselly thing to do, but I couldn't control that.
Next her eyes scanned Quisanté's face; he was not weaselly now, nor ostentatious.Quisant|Anthony Hope