Definition of


  1. (adj, all) very bad
    it's a stinking world
  2. (adj, all) infested with lice
  3. (adj, all) vile; despicable
    a filthy traitor

via WordNet, Princeton University

Alternate forms of Lousy

Derivations: louse, lousiness

Origin of the word Lousy

  1. late 14c., lousi, "infested with lice," from louse + -y (2). Figurative use as a generic term of abuse dates from late 14c.; sense of "swarming with" (money, etc.) is Amer.Eng. slang from 1843. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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