Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Lousy; infested with lice; affected with phthiriasis.

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

  • adjective Pedicular.

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

  • adjective Alternative form of pedicular.

Etymologies

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Latin pediculosus.

Examples

Comments

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  • it is not, repeat NOT "infested with headlice"

    http://wordimperfect.blogspot.com/2007/05/pediculous.html

    we can win this one, wordies. "infested with headlice" is much more honest when it appears on the note pinned to your kid's shirt than "pediculous". that makes you run to the dictionary, then the pharmacy. and there's a perfectly good alternate... "lousy". pediculous needs its own definition, to free it from medicine; taking all the good words and ruining them for the rest of us. we need this one back...

    http://rivrdog.typepad.com/rivrdog/2007/03/global_warming__1.html

    August 13, 2007

  • Or silly feet--ped=feet+ridiculous

    August 13, 2007

  • I do love "lousy" when used that way, uncleosbert. Unfortunately, it's rarely used that way anymore. :-)

    August 20, 2007