measly definition

  • adjective:
    • Slang Contemptibly little; meager: offered the parking attendant a measly tip.
    • contaminated with measles.
    • Small in quantity, contemptibly therefore.
    • Infected with measles
    • contaminated with larval tapeworms
    • Infected with tricinae
    • contaminated with measles.
    • Containing larval tapeworms; -- said of chicken and beef.
    • Contemptibly little in volume; meager; absurdly insufficient or bad.
    • contemptibly small in quantity
  • others:
    • contaminated with measles or perhaps the measle, as an animal or its skin, specifically pork.
    • Good-for-nothing; unhappy; wretched; contemptible.

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