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Definition of Weasel

Weasel

  1. Any one of various species of small carnivores belonging to the genus Putorius, as the ermine and ferret. They have a slender, elongated body, and are noted for the quickness of their movements and for their bloodthirsty habit in destroying poultry, rats, etc. The ermine and some other species are brown in summer, and turn white in winter; others are brown at all seasons.

Weasel Quotations

Some weasel took the cork out of my lunch.
W. C. Fields

The public, more often than not, will forgive mistakes, but it will not forgive trying to wriggle and weasel out of one.
Lewis Grizzard

We procured from an Indian a weasel perfectly white except the extremity of the tail which was black: great numbers of wild geese are passing to the south, but their flight is too high for us to procure any of them.
Meriwether Lewis

Because success is such a weasel word anyway, it's such a horribly American word, and it's such a vamp and, I think it's a death trap.
Daniel Berrigan

My career as a magazine writer was largely prefaced on the idea of curiosity, to go on adventures and weasel my way into the lives of people that I admire.
John Hodgman
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Weasel Translations

weasel in Dutch is wezel, marter
weasel in German is Wiesel, Wiesels, Wiesel
weasel in Swedish is vessla

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