What does leaky mean?

leaky meaning in General Dictionary

Permitting water or other liquid to leak in or out as a leaking roof or cask a leaking faucet

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  • allowing the unwanted passing of fluids or fumes
  • made use of informally; not able to keep urine
  • prone to communicate private information
  • Permitting water or any other substance to drip in or out; since, a leaky roofing or cask.
  • more likely to reveal secrets; tattling; not close.

leaky meaning in Etymology Dictionary

mid-15c., from leak (n.) + -y (2). Related: Leakiness.


leaky meaning in General Dictionary

(superl.) Permitting water or other substance to leak in or away; since, a leaky roofing or cask.

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  • (superl.) Likely to disclose secrets; tattling; maybe not near.

Sentence Examples with the word leaky

The painkillers didn't work, and by noon, she had a pulsing headache and no idea how to change the leaky bandage around her wrist.

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