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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Covered or encumbered with litter.
  • adj. Consisting of or constituting litter.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Covered or encumbered with litter; consisting of or constituting litter.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Consisting of litter; encumbered or covered with litter.


litter +‎ -y (Wiktionary)


  • The subjoined will show the style of the "littery" footman, who, as a critic, "sumtimes gave kissis, sumtimes kix":

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 12, No. 33, December, 1873

  • 'littery' tastes and began writing an historical play!

    Bird of Paradise

  • This kind of flumry style comes, you see, of reading novvles, and cultivating littery purshuits in a small way.

    The Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush

  • Fitzroy Y-ll-wpl-sh is short of money, or that the sallybrated hauthor of the Y — — Papers is in peskewniary difficklties, or is fiteagued by his superhuman littery labors, or by his famly suckmstansies, or by any other pusnal matter: my maxim, dear B, is on these pints to be as quiet as posbile.

    The Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush

  • For shame, Barnet! what ninnis, what hartless raskles, you must beleave them to be, — in the fust plase, to fancy that you are a politticle genus; in the secknd, to let your politix interfear with their notiums about littery merits!

    The Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush

  • Us littery men I take to be like a pack of schoolboys — childish, greedy, envius, holding by our friends, and always ready to fight.

    The Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush

  • But the vices of the company went against the two littery men, and everybody excep them was for having up poor me.

    The Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush

  • Suffiz to say that the two littery genlmn behaved very well, and seamed to have good appytights; igspecially the little Irishman in the whig, who et, drunk, and talked as much as a duzn.

    The Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush

  • The three “littery people” got to drinking, and “swelling” around the cabin, striking attitudes and before long produced a greasy deck of cards and played euchre “at ten cents a corner—on trust.”

    Mark Twain

  • (Were he inclined-and he decidedly was not-he probably could have drawn several parallels between his passage through life and the careening of his unlikely little boats through the market's littery channels.)

    Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates


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