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meany

[mee-nee] /ˈmi ni/
noun, plural meanies. Informal.
1.
a small-minded, petty, or malicious person:
The children said their teacher was a real meany.
Also, meanie.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30; mean2 + -y2

Meany

[mee-nee] /ˈmi ni/
noun
1.
George, 1894–1980, U.S. labor leader: 3rd president of the AFL 1952–55; 1st president of the AFL-CIO 1955–79.
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  • meany indicated that it was a barebones budget and they are sticking to it.
  • We still have many, meany years until this type of technology is implemented into every day lives.
  • meany's research showed that, in rats, hippocampus size is influenced by maternal nurturing behavior such as licking after birth.
  • meany said he has a site plan but it shows no excavation.
British Dictionary definitions for meany

meanie

/ˈmiːnɪ/
noun (informal) (pl) meanies
1.
(mainly Brit) a miserly or stingy person
2.
(mainly US) a nasty ill-tempered person

meany

/ˈmiːnɪ/
noun
1.
(informal) a variant spelling of meanie
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Word Origin and History for meany

see meanie.

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Slang definitions & phrases for meany

meany

noun

A cruel, unkind person; villain; heavy (1927+)

Related Terms

blue meanie


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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