Definitions

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

  • adjective Having many seeds.
  • adjective Resembling seeds or a seed.
  • adjective Worn and shabby; unkempt.
  • adjective Somewhat disreputable; squalid.
  • adjective Chiefly British Tired or sick; unwell.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Abounding with seeds; running to seed.
  • Having a peculiar flavor, supposed to be derived from weeds growing among the vines: applied to French brandy.
  • Full of spawn, as a seed-fish.
  • Run to seed; no longer fresh, new, or prosperous; worn-out; shabby; poor: as, a seedy coat; to look rather seedy.
  • Looking or feeling wretched, as after a debauch; not well; out of sorts.
  • In glass-making, containing the bubbles called seed.
  • noun See sidi.

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

  • adjective Abounding with seeds; bearing seeds; having run to seeds.
  • adjective Having a peculiar flavor supposed to be derived from the weeds growing among the vines; -- said of certain kinds of French brandy.
  • adjective colloq. Old and worn out; exhausted; spiritless; also, poor and miserable looking; shabbily clothed; shabby looking.
  • adjective an affection of a horse's foot, in which a cavity filled with horn powder is formed between the laminæ and the wall of the hoof.

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

  • adjective disreputable; run-down
  • adjective full of seeds
  • adjective untidy; unkempt
  • adjective infirm; gone to seed
  • adjective suffering the effects of a hangover
  • adjective colloquial Having a peculiar flavour supposed to be derived from the weeds growing among the vines; said of certain kinds of French brandy.

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

  • adjective shabby and untidy
  • adjective morally degraded
  • adjective somewhat ill or prone to illness
  • adjective full of seeds

Etymologies

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seed +‎ -y

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