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weevily

[ wee-vuh-lee ]
/ ˈwi və li /
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adjective

infested with weevils.

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Also wee·vil·ly, wee·viled, wee·villed [wee-vuhld]. /ˈwi vəld/.

Origin of weevily

First recorded in 1750–60; weevil + -y1
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Example sentences from the Web for weevily

  • He could hoist out facts and figures as easily as you would fling a weevily biscuit to leeward.

    In Eastern Seas|J. J. Smith
  • Sport began again in the Dudley farm-house by a dozen or so of the young people "forming on" for "Weevily Wheat."

    Prairie Folks|Hamlin Garland
  • And you squeezed the poor devils all the harder for your weevily corn and shoddy boots?

    The Missourian|Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
  • And there was the usual "weevily hardtack" in the bread-barge.

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