weasel

  • 1Weasel — Wea sel, n. [OE. wesele, AS. wesle; akin to D. wezel, G. wiesel, OHG. wisala, Icel. hreyiv[=i]sla, Dan. v[ a]sel, Sw. vessla; of uncertain origin; cf. Gr. ?, ?, cat, weasel.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of various species of small carnivores belonging to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2weasel — [wē′zəl] n. pl. weasels or weasel [ME wesel < OE wesle, akin to Ger wiesel, prob. < IE base * weis , to flow out (with reference to the rank odor emitted by the animal) > VIRUS, BISON] 1. any of various agile musteline carnivores (esp.… …

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  • 3weasel — [n] sneak betrayer, blabbermouth*, canary*, deceiver, deep throat*, doublecrosser, fink*, informant, informer, narc*, nark*, rat*, sneak, snitch, snitcher, source, squealer*, stoolie*, stool pigeon*, tattler, tattletale, tipster*, turncoat,… …

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  • 4weasel — ► NOUN 1) a small slender carnivorous mammal related to the stoat, with reddish brown fur. 2) informal a deceitful or treacherous person. ► VERB (weaselled, weaselling; US weaseled, weaseling) ▪ achieve through cunning or deceit …

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  • 5Weasel — For other uses, see Weasel (disambiguation). Weasel Least Weasel Scientific classification Kingdom …

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  • 6weasel — /wee zeuhl/, n., pl. weasels, (esp. collectively) weasel, v. n. 1. any small carnivore of the genus Mustela, of the family Mustelidae, having a long, slender body and feeding chiefly on small rodents. 2. any of various similar animals of the… …

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  • 7weasel — {{11}}weasel (n.) O.E. weosule, wesle weasel, from P.Gmc. *wisulon (Cf. O.N. visla, M.Du. wesel, Du. wezel, O.H.G. wisula, Ger. Wiesel), probably related to P.Gmc. *wisand bison (see BISON (Cf. bison)), with a base sense of …

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  • 8weasel — I. noun (plural weasels) Etymology: Middle English wesele, from Old English weosule; akin to Old High German wisula weasel Date: before 12th century 1. or plural weasel any of various small slender active carnivorous mammals (genus Mustela of the …

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  • 9Weasel — M29 Weasel Le M29 Weasel est un véhicule automobile chenillé créé et utilisé par l armée américaine pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale. Sa conception amphibie le prédestinait aux régions marécageuses. Il fut utilisé par le Corps expéditionnaire… …

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  • 10weasel — v. (colloq.) (AE) (d; intr.) to weasel out of ( to evade ) (to weasel out of one s obligations) * * * [ wiːz(ə)l] (colloq.) (AE) (d; intr.) to weasel out of (to weasel out of one s obligations; to evade ) …

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  • 11weasel — wea|sel1 [ˈwi:zəl] n [: Old English; Origin: weosule] a small thin furry animal that kills and eats rats and birds weasel 2 weasel2 v past tense and past participle weaselled present participle weaselling BrE past tense and past participle… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12weasel — /ˈwizəl / (say weezuhl) noun 1. any of certain small Eurasian and American carnivores of the genus Mustela, family Mustelidae, having a long, slender bodies, short legs and rounded ears, and feeding mainly on small rodents, especially the common… …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 13weasel — 1. n. a sneaky person. □ You slimy weasel! How could you! □ If Fred weren’t such a weasel, we could get along better. 2. n. an earnest student. (Collegiate.) □ Who’s the weasel who always gets A’s? □ …

    Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • 14weasel — šermuonėlis statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Mustela erminea angl. ermine common stoat; ermine European stoat; ermine stoat; greater weasel; short tailed weasel; weasel vok. großes Wiesel; Hermelin rus …

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  • 15weasel — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun Weasel is used before these nouns: ↑word {{Roman}}II.{{/Roman}} verb Weasel is used with these nouns as the object: ↑way …

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  • 16weasel — 1 noun (C) a small thin furry animal that kills and eats rats and birds 2 verb weasel out phrasal verb (I) informal to avoid doing something you should do by using clever or dishonest excuses (+ of): We made a deal and you can t weasel out of it …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17weasel — UK [ˈwiːz(ə)l] / US [ˈwɪz(ə)l] noun [countable] Word forms weasel : singular weasel plural weasels 1) a small thin animal with brown fur, short legs, and a long tail that hunts its food 2) informal an insulting word for a dishonest person …

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  • 18weasel — paprastoji žebenkštis statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Mustela nivalis angl. least weasel; weasel vok. kleines Wiesel; Mauswiesel; mitteleuropäisches Mauswiesel rus. ласка; обыкновенная ласка pranc.… …

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  • 19weasel — n. & v. n. 1 a small reddish brown flesh eating mammal, Mustela nivalis, with a slender body, related to the stoat and ferret. 2 a stoat. 3 colloq. a deceitful or treacherous person. v.intr. (weaselled, weaselling; US weaseled, weaseling) 1 esp.… …

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  • 20weasel — 1. noun /ˈwiːzəl/ a) The least weasel, . b) Any of the carnivorous mammals of the genus Mustela, having a slender body, a long tail and usually a light brown upper coat and light coloured belly. 2. verb /ˈwiːzəl/ To achieve by clever or …

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