Definition of measly
1 : infected with measles
2 a : containing larval tapeworms b : infested with trichinae
3 : contemptibly small
Examples of measly in a sentence
She complained about being given such a measly raise.
All I want is a few measly minutes of your time.
First Known Use of measly
MEASLY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of measly for English Language Learners
: very small or too small in size or amount
MEASLY Defined for Kids
Definition of measly for Students
: so small or unimportant as to be rejected with scorn <They left a measly tip for the waiter.>
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