Definition of meek
- a meek child dominated by his brothers
- his delivery varied from a meek, melodic patter to rapid-fire scriptural allusions
- —Bob Trebilcock
a meek child dominated by his brothers
She may seem meek and mild but it is all an act.
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First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
: having or showing a quiet and gentle nature : not wanting to fight or argue with other people
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