AskDefine | Define weedy

The Collaborative Dictionary

overgrown \overgrown\ adj.
covered with growing plants. [WordNet 1.5]
abounded in usually unwanted vegetation. [Narrower terms: wooded (vs. unwooded); weedy] [WordNet 1.5]
Weedy \Weed"y\, a. [Compar. Weedier; superl. Weediest.] [1913 Webster]
Of or pertaining to weeds; consisting of weeds. "Weedy trophies." --Shak. [1913 Webster]
Abounding with weeds; as, weedy grounds; a weedy garden; weedy corn. [1913 Webster] See from the weedy earth a rivulet break. --Bryant. [1913 Webster]
Scraggy; ill-shaped; ungainly; -- said of colts or horses, and also of persons. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]
Weedy \Weed"y\, a. Dressed in weeds, or mourning garments. [R. or Colloq.] [1913 Webster] She was as weedy as in the early days of her mourning. --Dickens. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster]

Word Net

weedy adj
1 abounding with or resembling weeds; "a weedy path"; "weedy plants that take over a garden" [ant: weedless]
2 having unattractive thinness; "a child with skinny freckled legs"; "a long scrawny neck" [syn: scraggy, scrawny, skinny, underweight] [also: weediest, weedier]




  1. Small and weak
  2. Characteristic of a plant that grows rapidly and spreads invasively, and which grows opportunistically in cracks of sidewalks and disturbed areas.
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