Definitions

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  • adj. Alternative form of pedicular.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pedicular.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Lousy; infested with lice; affected with phthiriasis.

Etymologies

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Latin pediculosus.

Examples

Comments

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  • I do love "lousy" when used that way, uncleosbert. Unfortunately, it's rarely used that way anymore. :-)

    August 20, 2007

  • Or silly feet--ped=feet+ridiculous

    August 13, 2007

  • it is not, repeat NOT "infested with headlice"

    http://wordimperfect.blogspot.com/2007/05/pediculous.html

    we can win this one, wordies. "infested with headlice" is much more honest when it appears on the note pinned to your kid's shirt than "pediculous". that makes you run to the dictionary, then the pharmacy. and there's a perfectly good alternate... "lousy". pediculous needs its own definition, to free it from medicine; taking all the good words and ruining them for the rest of us. we need this one back...

    http://rivrdog.typepad.com/rivrdog/2007/03/global_warming__1.html

    August 13, 2007