Definition of Weasel

1. Noun. A person who is regarded as treacherous or sneaky.

Generic synonyms: Individual, Mortal, Person, Somebody, Someone, Soul



2. Noun. Small carnivorous mammal with short legs and elongated body and neck.

Definition of Weasel

1. n. Any one of various species of small carnivores belonging to the genus Putorius, as the ermine and ferret. They have a slender, elongated body, and are noted for the quickness of their movements and for their bloodthirsty habit in destroying poultry, rats, etc. The ermine and some other species are brown in summer, and turn white in winter; others are brown at all seasons.

2. n. Any one of various species of small carnivores belonging to the genus Putorius, as the ermine and ferret. They have a slender, elongated body, and are noted for the quickness of their movements and for their bloodthirsty habit in destroying poultry, rats, etc. The ermine and some other species are brown in summer, and turn white in winter; others are brown at all seasons.

Definition of Weasel

1. Noun. The least weasel, (spelink Mustela nivalis). ¹

2. Noun. 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. ¹

3. Noun. The taxonomic family Mustelidae is also called the '''weasel''' family. ¹

4. Noun. A devious or sneaky person or animal. ¹

5. Noun. A type of yarn winder used for counting the yardage of handspun yarn. It most commonly has a wooden peg or dowel that pops up from the gearing mechanism after a certain number of yards have been wound onto the winder. ¹

6. Verb. To achieve by clever or devious means. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Weasel

1. to act evasively [v -SELED, -SELING, -SELS, -SELLED, -SELLING, -SELS]

Medical Definition of Weasel

1. Any one of various species of small carnivores belonging to the genus Putorius, as the ermine and ferret. They have a slender, elongated body, and are noted for the quickness of their movements and for their bloodthirsty habit in destroying poultry, rats, etc. The ermine and some other species are brown in summer, and turn white in winter; others are brown at all seasons. Malacca weasel, the rasse. Weasel coot, a female or young male of the smew; so called from the resemblance of the head to that of a weasel. Called also weasel duck. Weasel lemur, a short-tailed lemur (Lepilemur mustelinus). It is reddish brown above, grayish brown below, with the throat white. Origin: OE. Wesele, AS. Wesle; akin to D. Wezel, G. Wiesel, OHG. Wisala, Icel. Hreyivisla, Dan. Vasel, Sw. Vessla; of uncertain origin; cf. Gr, cat, weasel. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Weasel

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wearyingly
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weasel (current term)
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weasel clause
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