Associations to the word «Weasel»

Wiktionary

WEASEL, noun. The least weasel, Mustela nivalis.
WEASEL, noun. Any of the carnivorous mammals of the genus Mustela, having a slender body, a long tail and usually a light brown upper coat and light-coloured belly.
WEASEL, noun. The taxonomic family Mustelidae is also called the weasel family.
WEASEL, noun. A devious or sneaky person or animal.
WEASEL, noun. A type of yarn winder used for counting the yardage of handspun yarn. It most commonly has a wooden peg or dowel that pops up from the gearing mechanism after a certain number of yards have been wound onto the winder.
WEASEL, verb. (transitive) To achieve by clever or devious means.
WEASEL, verb. (transitive or reflexive) To gain something for oneself by clever or devious means.
WEASEL, verb. (intransitive) To engage in clever or devious behavior.
WEASEL CLAUSE, noun. (informal) An escape clause; a clause in a legal contract permitting one of the parties to escape ("weasel out of") its obligations under some circumstances.
WEASEL CLAUSES, noun. Plural of weasel clause
WEASEL OUT, verb. (idiomatic) (intransitive) (often followed by of) To shirk, avoid, or fail to fulfill (a task, responsibility, etc.)
WEASEL OUT, verb. (idiomatic) (transitive) To obtain or extract, especially with effort and by cunning methods.
WEASEL WORD, noun. (pejorative) A word used to qualify a statement so as to make it potentially misleading.
WEASEL WORD, verb. To use weasel words.
WEASEL WORDS, noun. Plural of weasel word

Dictionary definition

WEASEL, noun. A person who is regarded as treacherous or sneaky.
WEASEL, noun. Small carnivorous mammal with short legs and elongated body and neck.

Wise words

The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of because words diminish your feelings - words shrink things that seem timeless when they are in your head to no more than living size when they are brought out.
Stephen King