Definitions

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  • adj. Mean; paltry.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Paltry; shabby; shabbily; paltrily.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Mean; paltry.
  • In a palterly manner.

Etymologies

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From *palter ("a rag, worthless thing"), from Middle Low German palter ("rag, cloth"). More at paltry.

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