from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Permitting leaks or leakage.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having a leak or leaks; allowing water or other fluid, etc., to pass in or out through an aperture or apertures: as, a leaky boat; a leaky barrel.
  • Hence Apt to disclose secrets; babbling; tattling.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Permitting water or other fluid to leak in or out.
  • adjective colloq. Apt to disclose secrets; tattling; not close.
  • adjective (Genetics) Retaining some function; not completely inactivating the gene; ; -- of mutations.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Having leaks, not sealed.

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

  • adjective used informally; unable to retain urine
  • adjective prone to communicate confidential information
  • adjective permitting the unwanted passage of fluids or gases


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