mealy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

See meal

Pronunciation[edit]

Homophone: mealie

Adjective[edit]

mealy (comparative mealier, superlative mealiest)

  1. Describing a substance, especially a dry foodstuff such as grain, that resembles meal.
    Below the hole the mice made in the woodwork was a pile of mealy sawdust.

Derived terms[edit]

  • mealy-mouthed: (adj) speaking disingenuously or with purposeful vagueness, as, metaphorically, speaking indistinctly with a mouthful of meal to confuse the listener; lying. "What a mealy-mouthed politician!"

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