mean·​ie ˈmē-nē How to pronounce meanie (audio)
variants or less commonly meany
plural meanies
: a mean person

Examples of meanie in a Sentence

the class thought the substitute teacher was a big meanie when she assigned homework over the holidays
Recent Examples on the Web The Godzilla in this movie is no anti-hero or some benevolent planet protector but rather one big meanie tearing apart town, fleets and people. Borys Kit, The Hollywood Reporter, 4 Jan. 2024 Unfortunately not about new forces and interactions in the dark sector, which would be great, but about the grave evil done by the profiteering meanies at Scientific American and their witting collaborators, Mark and Jonathan Feng. Sean Carroll, Discover Magazine, 31 Oct. 2010 Fortunately, this year's onslaught of pink meanies seems to more minor than last year's... not that that makes their appearance any less alarming. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, 29 Sep. 2023 This pandemic has been a real meanie. Richard Chin, Star Tribune, 23 Apr. 2021 Even the formidable Martindale, as an old-school meanie who commands respect from the Irish mob but has no true power of her own, is reduced to a caricature. Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter, 7 Aug. 2019 That source is telling us that yes, Donald Trump is a big meanie, a jerk. Fox News, 8 Sep. 2018 The most recent example of social-media meanies feeling inexplicably compelled to leave negative comments about the media and makeup mogul's appearance involves zooming in on and criticizing her pinky toe. Marci Robin, Teen Vogue, 18 Apr. 2018 That moment of silence took place, of course, amid an hour-long set of songs that could still describe women as two-faced meanies. Mikael Wood,, 9 Mar. 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1902, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of meanie was in 1902

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“Meanie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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