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Definition of Weasel

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evade, escape; fool, lead astray, be ambiguous; tattle (Slang)
carnivorous mammal having a long slender brown body with short legs and a long tail (some species in northern regions turn white in the winter); (Slang) cunning or sneaky person (derogatory)
Weasel Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
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.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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weasel
\wea"sel\ (?), n. [oe. wesele, as. wesle; akin to d. wezel, g. wiesel, ohg. wisala, icel. hreyivīsla, dan. v?sel, sw. vessla; of uncertain origin; cf. gr. &?;, &?;, cat, weasel.] (zo?l.) 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.


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 long-tailed weasel 
 weasel lemur 
 honey weasel 
 weasel-worded 
 weasel word 
 longtail weasel 
 malacca weasel 
 weasel duck 
 weasel-faced 
 weasel coot 
The Phrase Finder
Origin
From the nursery rhyme. 'Popping' is a slang term for pawning, i.e. depositing articles with a pawnbroker in return for money. Weasel is a corruption of whistle - in cockney rhyming slang 'whistle and flute' i.e. suit. So, 'Up and down the City Road, in and out of The Eagle, that's the way the money goes, pop goes the weasel', describes spending all your money on drink in the pub and subsequently pawning your suit to raise some more.
Origin
Stewart Chaplin's story 'Stained glass political platform', 1900, contains 'Why, weasel words are words that suck the life out of the words next to them, just as a weasel sucks the egg and leaves the shell.' Theodore Roosevelt made use of the term in 1916 when criticizing President Wilson.
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JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Lloflenan = n. the weasel
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. small carnivorous mammal with short legs and elongated body and neck
(hypernym) musteline mammal, mustelid, musteline
(hyponym) ermine, shorttail weasel, Mustela erminea
(member-holonym) Mustela, genus Mustela
Weasel Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dream Dictionary
To see a weasel bent on a marauding expedition in your dreams, warns you to beware of the friendships of former enemies, as they will devour you at an unseemly time.

If you destroy them, you will succeed in foiling deep schemes laid for your defeat.
  
Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted, or "What's in a dream": a scientific and practical exposition; By Gustavus Hindman, 1910. For the open domain e-text see: Guttenberg Project
Weasel Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
Jargon File
n. [Cambridge] A naive user, one who deliberately or accidentally does things that are stupid or ill-advised. Roughly synonymous with loser.
Weasel Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Weasels are mammals forming the genus Mustela of the Mustelidae family. The genus includes the weasels, European polecats, stoats, ferrets and European minks. They are small, active predators, long and slender with short legs. The Mustelidae family (which also includes badgers, otters and wolverines) is often referred to as the weasel family. In the UK, the term "weasel" usually refers to the smallest species Mustela nivalis (also known as the least weasel).

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Weasel Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Easton's Bible Dictionary
(Heb. holedh), enumerated among unclean animals (Lev. 11:29). Some think that this Hebrew word rather denotes the mole (Spalax typhlus) common in Palestine. There is no sufficient reason, however, to depart from the usual translation. The weasel tribe are common also in Palestine.
Smith's Bible Dictionary

(choled) occurs only in (Leviticus 11:29) in the list of unclean animals; but the Hebrew word ought more probably to be translated "mole." Moles are common in Palestine.
  
Smith's Bible Dictionary (1884) , by William Smith. About