lousy with

lousy

[lou-zee]
adjective, lousier, lousiest.
1.
infested with lice.
2.
Informal.
a.
mean or contemptible: That was a lousy thing to do.
b.
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; Middle English lousi. See louse, -y1

lousily, adverb
lousiness, noun


2a. shabby, nasty, crummy.
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lousy (ˈlaʊzɪ)
 
adj , 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.  slang (foll by with)
 a.  provided with an excessive amount (of): he's lousy with money
 b.  full of or teeming with
 
'lousily
 
adv
 
'lousiness
 
n

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Word Origin & History

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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lousy definition

[ˈlɑʊzi]
  1. mod.
    rotten; poor; bad. : This mushy stuff is lousy. Do I have to eat it?
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lousy with (so/sth) definition


  1. mod.
    having lots of someone or something. (Like an infestation of lice.) : Tiffany is lousy with jewels and furs, but she's got bad teeth.
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Idioms & Phrases

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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