seamy

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adjective \ˈsē-mē\

Definition of seamy

seamier

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seamiest

  1. 1 archaic :  having the rough side of the seam showing

  2. 2a :  unpleasantb :  degraded, sordid the seamy side of urban life

seaminess

noun

Examples of seamy in a Sentence

  1. She was involved in a seamy corruption scandal.

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First Known Use of seamy

1605


SEAMY Defined for English Language Learners

seamy

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Definition of seamy for English Language Learners

  • : of or relating to unpleasant and usually illegal things (such as crime, drugs, etc.)



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