wea·​sel·​ly | \ ˈwēz-lē, ˈwē-zə- How to pronounce weaselly (audio) \
variants: or less commonly weasely

Definition of weaselly

: resembling or suggestive of a weasel

Examples of weaselly in a Sentence

He's a weaselly, conniving thief.
Recent Examples on the Web Even in the wake of the weaselly example set by the University of North Carolina, U of L's interim president Greg Postel chose to answer to a higher authority than self-interest. Tim Sullivan, The Courier-Journal, 20 Feb. 2018 As Frances, who initiates the decline of her souring union by entering into an affair with a weaselly art history professor, Parker grimaces her way through most of the episodes, slumping through her scenes. Rachel Syme, New Republic, 26 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of weaselly

1838, in the meaning defined above

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“Weaselly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/weaselly. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of weaselly

informal + disapproving : not direct and honest


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