from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Covered with fleas or fleabites.
  • adjective Informal Seedy; dilapidated.
  • adjective Having a pale coat with reddish-brown flecks. Used of horses.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Bitten by a flea; infested with fleas.
  • Having small reddish spots or lines upon a lighter ground: applied to the color of horses.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Bitten by a flea.
  • adjective White, flecked with minute dots of bay or sorrel; -- said of the color of a horse.
  • adjective same as creaky, 1.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Infested with fleas
  • adjective decrepit or dilapidated

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective worn and broken down by hard use


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