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weedy

[ wee-dee ]
/ ˈwi di /
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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.

RELATED WORDS

attenuate, beanpole, cadaverous, emaciated, ethereal, fragile, gangling, gangly, gaunt, haggard, lank, lanky, lean, lightweight, peaked, pole, puny, rangy, rarefied, rawboned

Nearby words

weed, thurlow, weed-killer, weeder, weedkiller, weeds, weedy, week, weekday, weekdays, weekend, weekend bag

Origin of weedy

late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425; see origin at weed1, -y1
Related formsweed·i·ly, adverbweed·i·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for weedy

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 Formsweedily, adverbweediness, noun
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Word Origin and History for weedy

weedy


adj.

early 15c., from weed + -y (2). Of persons, from 1852.

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