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

  • adjective Paltry; petty.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A beating or belaboring with missiles, as with stones, snow-balls, etc.
  • Mean; paltry; contemptible.
  • Assailing with or as with missiles; coming down hard: as, a pelting shower.
  • Angry; passionate.

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

  • adjective obsolete Mean; paltry.

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

  • verb Present participle of pelt.
  • adjective obsolete mean; paltry

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

  • noun anything happening rapidly or in quick successive

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Perhaps from dialectal pelt, trash.]

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