mean·​ie | \ˈmē-nē \
variants: or less commonly meany
plural meanies

Definition of meanie 

: a mean person

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Examples of meanie in a Sentence

the class thought the substitute teacher was a big meanie when she assigned homework over the holidays

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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, "Kim Kardashian Responds to Body-Shaming Toe Comments on Instagram," 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,, "Jawbreaker's reunion show at the Palladium was a vivid punk rock homecoming," 9 Mar. 2018 Rick Grimes and his posse based in Alexandria have spent the season going toe-to-toe with the blowhard meanie Negan and his group, the Saviors. Steve Johnson,, "What you need to know as 'Walking Dead' returns to finish Season 8," 23 Feb. 2018 Pruitt’s critics are just a bunch of meanies who hate him for no apparent reason other than their weird hippie Earth Mother disdain for humanity. Jonathan Chait, Daily Intelligencer, "National Review Shows Why Conservatives Outsourced Environmental Policy to Lobbyists and Kooks," 7 Jan. 2018 However, the meanies have noted that as the Falcons’ offensive coordinator, Shanahan gave Belichick a fabulous gift: Super Bowl 51. Ann Killion, San Francisco Chronicle, "49ers: It’s all about Garoppolo and it’s all good right now," 24 Dec. 2017 If this were a Hollywood movie, as opposed to real life, Andy, the sensitive misfit, would triumph over the bullies and meanies, the nonbelievers who scoffed and sneered, treated him like dirt and a joke. Lili Anolik, Vanities, "Andy Warhol and Edie Sedgwick: A Brief, White-Hot, and Totally Doomed Romance," 14 Dec. 2017 With the October 27 debut of Season 2 just a few weeks away, a new trailer reveals even more of the terrifying things that await, from more government meanies to even bigger creatures from the Upside Down. Rebecca Keegan, HWD, "The Weinstein Company in Turmoil," 13 Oct. 2017 The second reason is that Iassogna belongs to a union that just days ago made a strikingly tone-deaf, misguided, and hypocritical protest of players being meanies. Sam Mellinger, kansascity, "MLB umpires should drop the self-righteousness, cut the insecurity, or get better," 23 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of meanie

1910, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of meanie was in 1910

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English Language Learners Definition of meanie

: a mean or unkind person

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