[ wee-dee ]
/ ˈwi di /

adjective, weed·i·er, weed·i·est.

full of or abounding in weeds.
consisting of or pertaining to weeds.
(of a plant, flower, etc.) growing poorly or in a straggling manner.
(of a person or animal) scrawny or ungainly.


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Origin of weedy

late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425; see origin at weed1, -y1


weed·i·ly, adverbweed·i·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for weedy

/ (ˈwiːdɪ) /

adjective weedier or weediest

full of or containing weedsweedy land
(of a plant) resembling a weed in rapid or straggling growth
informal thin or weakly in appearance

Derived forms of weedy

weedily, adverbweediness, noun
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