American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of or like veal.
- adj. Not fully developed; immature.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Like veal; young; immature; having the qualities of a calf: as, a vealy youth; vealy opinions. [Colloq.]
“The man's not vealy; he's the most experienced policeman in the city!”
“~FORCED MEAT BALLS FOR TURTLE SOUP~ -- Cut off a very small part of the vealy part of a turtle, mince it very fine and mix it with a very small quantity of boned anchovy and boiled celery, the yolks of one or two hard-boiled eggs, and two tablespoons of sifted breadcrumbs, with mace, cayenne pepper and salt to taste, a small quantity of warm butter, and well beaten egg.”
“His skin was vealy in complexion, and he had wiry hair of a russet-red.”
“They were vealy, but there was some nourishment in them; by far the best of all being a senior club which, though it had adopted a hideous emblem, was devoted to offhand discussions of social and political questions; -- on the whole, the best club I have ever known.”
“You are meaty, vealy, the boys would say, but if you think that you'd feel healthier and more contented toward the world after a closer association with me -- ”
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