from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Informal A malicious or petty person.

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  • n. A mean person.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person of mean disposition


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  • Democrats are just plain meanie and hateful people.

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  • I have to be the "meanie" who says enough is enough, turn the TV off.

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  • It's far more interesting than the Canadian election campaign, which took a nasty turn in negative ads when Jack Layton called Stephen Harper a "meanie".

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  • IOW, What kind of meanie makes fun of somebody for being clumsy?

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  • You're entitled to a "meanie" day once in a while!


  • I guess being the "meanie" behind the deserved jail and rehab time will grate on your nerves, huh?

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  • I never got any credit for those years of turning the other cheek to his passive-aggressive work ethic, he whined to management as if I had been some kind of "meanie" all that time when in fact he had been the transgressor.

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  • It is rather pathetic, though, that before mention of his genius and hard work, it was felt to be very important to note that he wasn't a "meanie," he was a "softie" -- "He hugged his children, bathed them when they were babies, and let them jump on the sofa, even though it was against the rules."


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