adjective (measlier, measliest)informal
Contemptibly small or few: three measly votes
More example sentences
- She hated the long hours, the measly wages, the heat of the kitchen, and most of all, she hated that she never saw Noah.
- How could losing a measly five hours of sleep possibly make me this tired for the rest of the week?
- He was about six feet tall while I was a measly five.