Definition of messy
messilyplay \ˈme-sə-lē\ adverb
messinessplay \ˈme-sē-nəs\ noun
Examples of messy in a sentence
Painting a room can be messy work.
Some kinds of glue are messier than others.
a delicious but messy sandwich
First Known Use of messy
MESSY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of messy for English Language Learners
: not clean or tidy
: carelessly made or done : not careful or precise
: causing or involving a mess : likely to make something dirty or sticky
MESSY Defined for Kids
Definition of messy for Students
1 : not clean or tidy <a messy room>
2 : causing or making a mess <a messy art project>
3 : not careful or precise <messy writing>
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