\ 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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Other Words from weedy

weediness noun

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Examples of weedy in a Sentence

weedy vegetation in the abandoned lot
Recent Examples on the Web This year, the Greater Cleveland Aquarium had an exciting event take place when its weedy seadragons gave birth. Annie Nickoloff, cleveland, 26 Apr. 2022 The tour revealed thickets of weedy grass, old tires, and other rusty detritus. Brian Amaral, BostonGlobe.com, 26 Apr. 2022 On Friday, Earth Day, hundreds of conservationists and legislators gathered with joy and a sense of triumph on a weedy hill overlooking the Liberty Canyon Road exit to break ground on the Wallis Annenberg Wildlife Crossing. Louis Sahagúnstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 22 Apr. 2022 The remains of 10 people were found in 2010 and 2011 in the weedy sections off Ocean Parkway near Jones Beach. Bynadine El-bawab, ABC News, 12 Apr. 2022 The weedy grass is annual ryegrass, sometimes called Italian ryegrass. oregonlive, 20 Feb. 2022 Their 350kg capacity is not weedy; in the Netherlands, the average van carries as little as 130kg per trip. Carlton Reid, Forbes, 4 Jan. 2022 Despite the glut of buyers, there were still plenty of prospects sitting in weedy yards and gravel driveways, waiting for someone to give them love. Rachel Monroe, The New Yorker, 30 Nov. 2021 Now is a great time to repair weedy spots in your lawn, but don’t expect the good grass to quickly creep into large bare areas. Tom Maccubbin, orlandosentinel.com, 27 Nov. 2021 See More

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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 25 May. 2022.

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\ 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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