Definition of measly in English:

measly

Syllabification: mea·sly
Pronunciation: /ˈmēzlē
 
/

adjective (measlier, measliest)

informal

Origin

late 16th century (describing a pig or pork infected with measles): from measles + -y1. The current sense dates from the mid 19th century.

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