from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Archaic Paltry; petty: "This land . . . /Is now leas'd out . . . /Like to a tenement or pelting farm” ( Shakespeare).
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- v. Present participle of pelt.
- adj. mean; paltry
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Mean; paltry.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A beating or belaboring with missiles, as with stones, snow-balls, etc.
- Assailing with or as with missiles; coming down hard: as, a pelting shower.
- Angry; passionate.
- Mean; paltry; contemptible.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. anything happening rapidly or in quick successive
Perhaps from dialectal pelt, trash.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)