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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wee-dee]
    • /ˈwi di/
    • /ˈwiː.di/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wee-dee]
    • /ˈwi di/

Definitions of weedy word

  • adjective weedy full of or abounding in weeds. 1
  • adjective weedy consisting of or pertaining to weeds. 1
  • adjective weedy (of a plant, flower, etc.) growing poorly or in a straggling manner. 1
  • adjective weedy (of a person or animal) scrawny or ungainly. 1
  • noun weedy Containing or covered with many weeds. 1
  • adjective weedy full of weeds 1

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Origin of weedy

First appearance:

before 1375
One of the 22% oldest English words
late Middle English word dating back to 1375-1425; See origin at weed1, -y1

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Parts of speech for Weedy


weedy popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 92% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

weedy usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for weedy

adjective weedy

  • weak — not strong; liable to yield, break, or collapse under pressure or strain; fragile; frail: a weak fortress; a weak spot in armor.
  • puny — of less than normal size and strength; weak.
  • thin — having relatively little extent from one surface or side to the opposite; not thick: thin ice.
  • scraggy — lean or thin; scrawny.
  • feeble — physically weak, as from age or sickness; frail.

Antonyms for weedy

adjective weedy

  • strong — having, showing, or able to exert great bodily or muscular power; physically vigorous or robust: a strong boy.

Top questions with weedy

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