\ 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 Chasan remembers staring at the community’s weedy, rusted-out playground with a makeshift basketball hoop tacked to a telephone pole. BostonGlobe.com, "The story behind an unusual after-school program in Framingham’s poorest neighborhood - The Boston Globe," 16 Dec. 2019 Michael Chock, Fyllo’s chief operating officer, exhales after a particularly athletic puff of a weedy vape pen and takes in the scene. Richard Morgan, Fortune, "This Startup Wants to Be the PayPal of Weed," 24 Nov. 2019 Recent studies show that rising temperatures and carbon dioxide levels promote the growth of weedy plant species that produce allergenic pollen. Katie Hunt, CNN, "Vanishing ice puts Mongolia's reindeer herders at risk," 20 Nov. 2019 But even in the weedy, vague statements released so far, familiar outlines emerge. Melissa Gira Grant, The New Republic, "“Clear the Camps!” Is the New “Build the Wall!”," 26 Sep. 2019 Officers brought Smith downtown that autumn day of 1958, a few hours after the petite 18-year-old had thrown Kelly’s gun into a weedy lot. oregonlive, "‘Men without faces’ led teen girls down ‘primrose path to hell’ in 1950s Portland prostitution scandal," 3 Nov. 2019 Many of the park’s intriguing native plants and animals, however, are in peril, defenseless against alien species including weedy invasive plants and feral pigs. National Geographic, "Everything to know about Hawaii Volcanoes National Park," 15 July 2019 Pursuit of his research often took him to weedy overgrown cemeteries in search of old tombstones related to his family, said his daughter, Ellen D. Burns of Ellicott City. Frederick N. Rasmussen, baltimoresun.com, "John H. Ditto Jr., real estate lawyer and history buff, dies," 22 July 2019 The 6-acre trout pond has two walkable peninsulas that jut into the lake’s weedy waters. Mare Czinar, azcentral, "Fun summer hikes in Arizona: These hidden little lakes attract wildlife, hikers and anglers," 5 July 2019

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First Known Use of weedy

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Weedy.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/weedy. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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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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dull or mediocre

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