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lousy

[lou-zee] /ˈlaʊ zi/
adjective, lousier, lousiest.
1.
infested with lice.
2.
Informal.
  1. mean or contemptible:
    That was a lousy thing to do.
  2. wretchedly bad; miserable:
    a lousy job; I feel lousy.
Idioms
3.
lousy with, Slang. well supplied with or filled with, often to excess: Our city is lousy with bad drivers.
I wish I were lousy with money like my boss.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English lousi. See louse, -y1
Related forms
lousily, adverb
lousiness, noun
Synonyms
2a. shabby, nasty, crummy.
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British Dictionary definitions for lousy with

lousy

/ˈlaʊzɪ/
adjective lousier, lousiest
1.
(slang) very mean or unpleasant a lousy thing to do
2.
(slang) inferior or bad this is a lousy film
3.
infested with lice
4.
(foll by with) (slang)
  1. provided with an excessive amount (of) he's lousy with money
  2. full of or teeming with
Derived Forms
lousily, adverb
lousiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for lousy with
lousy
late 14c., lousi, "infested with lice," from louse + -y (2). Figurative use as a generic term of abuse dates from late 14c.; sense of "swarming with" (money, etc.) is Amer.Eng. slang from 1843.
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Slang definitions & phrases for lousy with

lousy with

adjective phrase

Well provided with; swarming with: Everybody will come home lousy with cash/ That hotel was lousy with perverts (1843+)


lousy

adjective

Bad; nasty; crummy: Crab was all she ever did. What a lousy sport/ Yuh lousy boob (1690+)

adverb

: I did pretty lousy on that test


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Idioms and Phrases with lousy with
Abundantly supplied, as in He's lousy with money. Like louse up, this expression alludes to being infested with lice. [ First half of 1800s ]
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