Definition of "mealy" []

  • Resembling meal in texture or consistency; granular: mealy potatoes. (adjective)
  • Made of or containing meal. (adjective)
  • Sprinkled or covered with meal or a similar granular substance. (adjective)
  • Flecked with spots; mottled. (adjective)
  • Lacking healthy coloring; pale: "I only know two sorts of boys. Mealy boys, and beef-faced boys” ( Charles Dickens). (adjective)
  • Resembling meal; powdery (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Containing or consisting of meal or grain (adjective)
  • Sprinkled or covered with meal or similar granules (adjective)
  • (esp of horses) spotted; mottled (adjective)
  • Pale in complexion (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "mealy" in a sentence
  • "Some had the creamy ring on their muzzles that was known as mealy muzzle because it looked as if they had put their noses in a bucket of food and still had the mush on their mouths."
  • "You seem to be sure that, when it comes to allusions, the film is to borrow Jody's phrase mealy-mouthed, and not just reasonably ambiguous."
  • ""Dastardly attempt to win the cause of the working girls by dirty scab leaders and butter-fingered capitalist class," it began, and after this followed a wild jumble of words, words without meaning, sentences without point in which Sam was called a mealy-mouthed mail-order musser and The"