Definition of weasel intochiefly US, informal + usually disapproving
- She weaseled (herself) into the position of manager.
- He managed to weasel his way into the restaurant even though he didn't have a reservation.
: any of various small slender active carnivorous mammals (genus Mustela of the family Mustelidae, the weasel family) that are able to prey on animals (such as rabbits) larger than themselves, are mostly brown with white or yellowish underparts, and in northern forms turn white in winter — compare ermine 1a
: a light self-propelled tracked vehicle built either for traveling over snow, ice, or sand or as an amphibious vehicle
: a sneaky, untrustworthy, or insincere person
: to use weasel words : equivocate
: to escape from or evade a situation or obligation
: to manipulate shiftily
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