adjective (weedier; -est) Date: 15th century 1. abounding with or consisting of weeds 2. resembling a weed especially in vigorous growth or ready propagation 3. noticeably lean and scrawny ; lankyweediness noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Weedy — Weed y, a. [Compar. {Weedier}; superl. {Weediest}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to weeds; consisting of weeds. Weedy trophies. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Abounding with weeds; as, weedy grounds; a weedy garden; weedy corn. [1913 Webster] See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Weedy — Weed y, a. Dressed in weeds, or mourning garments. [R. or Colloq.] [1913 Webster] She was as weedy as in the early days of her mourning. Dickens. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • weedy — early 15c., from WEED (Cf. weed) + Y (Cf. y) (2). Of persons, from 1852 …   Etymology dictionary

  • weedy — ► ADJECTIVE (weedier, weediest) 1) containing or covered with many weeds. 2) informal thin and puny …   English terms dictionary

  • weedy — [wēdē] adj. weedier, weediest 1. having weeds; full of weeds 2. of or like a weed or weeds, as in rapid, rank growth 3. lean, lanky, ungainly, etc. weediness n …   English World dictionary

  • weedy — [[t]wi͟ːdi[/t]] weedier, weediest 1) ADJ: usu ADJ n A weedy place is full of weeds. The car was parked in the small weedy lot next to the hotel. 2) ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you describe someone as weedy, you are criticizing them because they… …   English dictionary

  • weedy — UK [ˈwiːdɪ] / US [ˈwɪdɪ] adjective Word forms weedy : adjective weedy comparative weedier superlative weediest 1) informal a weedy person is thin and weak 2) where a lot of weeds are growing …   English dictionary

  • weedy — overgrown overgrown adj. 1. covered with growing plants. [WordNet 1.5] 2. abounded in usually unwanted vegetation. [Narrower terms: {wooded (vs. unwooded)}; {weedy}] [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • weedy — adjective informal 1 full of unwanted wild plants 2 BrE physically weak or having a weak character: a weedy little man with glasses …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • weedy — [ˈwiːdi] adj informal a weedy person is thin and weak …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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