mean streak

Definition of mean streak

:a tendency to be mean
  • He has a mean streak.

Word by Word Definitions

mean play
  1. : to have in the mind as a purpose : intend

  2. : to design for or destine to a specified purpose or future

  3. : to serve or intend to convey, show, or indicate : signify

  1. : lacking distinction or eminence : humble

  2. : lacking in mental discrimination : dull

  3. : of poor, shabby, or inferior quality or status

  1. : occupying a middle position : intermediate in space, order, time, kind, or degree

  2. : occupying a position about midway between extremes

  3. : serving as a means : intermediary

  1. : something intervening or intermediate

  2. : a middle point between extremes

  3. : a value that lies within a range of values and is computed according to a prescribed law: such as

streak play
  1. : a line or mark of a different color or texture from the ground : stripe

  2. : the color of the fine powder of a mineral obtained by scratching or rubbing against a hard white surface and constituting an important distinguishing character

  3. : inoculum implanted in a line on a solid medium

  1. : to make streaks on or in

  2. : to move swiftly : rush

  3. : to have a streak (as of winning or outstanding performances)


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