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leaky

[lee-kee] /ˈli ki/
adjective, leakier, leakiest.
1.
allowing liquid, gas, etc., to enter or escape:
a leaky boat; a leaky container.
2.
Informal. unreliable:
a leaky memory; a leaky tongue.
Origin of leaky
1600-1610
1600-10; leak + -y1
Related forms
leakiness, noun
unleaky, adjective
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leaky

/ˈliːkɪ/
adjective leakier, leakiest
1.
leaking or tending to leak
Derived Forms
leakiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for leaky
adj.

mid-15c., from leak (n.) + -y (2). Related: Leakiness.

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