\ ˈwē-dē How to pronounce weedy (audio) \
weedier; weediest

Definition of weedy

1 : abounding with or consisting of weeds
2 : resembling a weed especially in vigorous growth or ready propagation
3 : noticeably lean and scrawny : lanky

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weediness noun

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Examples of weedy in a Sentence

weedy vegetation in the abandoned lot
Recent Examples on the Web If not managed, the plants can become weedy and aggressive. Janet B. Carson, Arkansas Online, "IN THE GARDEN: Palms notoriously slow to recover after damage," 24 Apr. 2021 And Eastern Standard’s once-lively patio is dark, occupied by weedy planters and a jumbo-size rat trap. BostonGlobe.com, "For Kenmore Square, does the end of an era mean a promising future?," 3 Apr. 2021 Noelline, Marianne, and the groundskeepers were left in charge of Floristella’s Madagascar affairs: his bungalow, his motley array of pets, his keys and documents, and the weedy construction site out back. Andrea Lee, The New Yorker, "The Rivals," 28 Dec. 2020 Mowing can help control the weeds but seldom is the total answer to the weedy lawn problem. Tom Maccubbin, orlandosentinel.com, "Install bougainvilleas now, unless there is a freeze risk," 26 Dec. 2020 The elimination of weedy field borders has been detrimental to pheasants, and changes in technology have allowed crops to be harvested more intensively, reducing fallow periods for fields. Matt Wyatt, ExpressNews.com, "Texas pheasant numbers still down," 3 Dec. 2020 Many of those weedy species are also invasive, including Scotch broom, dandelions, Himalayan blackberry and Japanese knotweed, among others. Alison Mcafee, Scientific American, "The Problem with Honey Bees," 4 Nov. 2020 Although the straight species of black gum can be a bit weedy, newer cultivars such as ‘Wild Fire’ don’t go to seed. oregonlive, "These 10 trees bring fiery fall foliage in Oregon," 3 Nov. 2020 Anna McGovern has been spending a lot of time in her front garden in northeast London, deadheading here, tidying up a weedy corner there. Kendra Nordin Beato, The Christian Science Monitor, "Pottering, anyone? Hours at home spark unexpected creativity, connections.," 21 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of weedy

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Weedy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/weedy. Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of weedy

: full of weeds
British, informal : looking thin and weak


\ ˈwē-dē How to pronounce weedy (audio) \
weedier; weediest

Kids Definition of weedy

1 : full of or consisting of weeds a weedy field
2 : like a weed especially in having strong rapid growth a weedy vine
3 : very skinny a weedy horse

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