- Rhymes: -iːdi
- Full of seeds.
- Pomegranates are as seedy as any fruit you are likely to see.
- (figuratively) Disreputable, run-down.
- Synonym: sleazy
- 1981, “Seedy Films”, in Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret, performed by Soft Cell:
- Sleazy city / Seedy films / Breathing so heavy / Next to my neighbour / Let’s get acquainted
- 2007, Bayside (lyrics and music), “Choice Hops and Bottled Self Esteem”, in The Walking Wounded:
- The healing power of alcohol / Only works on scrapes and nicks / And not on girls in seedy bars / Who drown themselves in it
- Untidy; unkempt.
- His seedy, dirt-smudged visage caused her to look at him askance.
- Infirm; unwell; gone to seed.
- With her aching back and pronounced limp, she was feeling particularly seedy today.
- Suffering the effects of a hangover.
- After last night’s party we were all feeling pretty seedy.
- Having the flavour of seeds.
- (colloquial) Having a peculiar flavour supposed to be derived from the weeds growing among the vines; said of certain kinds of French brandy.
full of seeds
infirm; gone to seed
suffering effects of hangover