[ wee-dee ]
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adjective,weed·i·er, weed·i·est.
  1. full of or abounding in weeds.

  2. consisting of or pertaining to weeds.

  1. (of a plant, flower, etc.) growing poorly or in a straggling manner.

  2. (of a person or animal) scrawny or ungainly.

Origin of weedy

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

Other words from weedy

  • weed·i·ly, adverb
  • weed·i·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for weedy


/ (ˈwiːdɪ) /

adjectiveweedier or weediest
  1. full of or containing weeds: weedy land

  2. (of a plant) resembling a weed in rapid or straggling growth

  1. informal thin or weakly in appearance

Derived forms of weedy

  • weedily, adverb
  • weediness, noun

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