Pronunciation: (wē'zul), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/weasel.html on line 73 [key]
—n., pl. -sels, (esp. collectively) -sel,
1. any small carnivore of the genus Mustela, of the family Mustelidae, having a long, slender body and feeding chiefly on small rodents.
2. any of various similar animals of the family Mustelidae.
3. a cunning, sneaky person.
4. a tracked vehicle resembling a tractor, used in snow.
5. Slang.an informer; stool pigeon.
1. to evade an obligation, duty, or the like; renege (often fol. by out): That's one invitation I'd like to weasel out of.
2. to use weasel words; be ambiguous; mislead: Upon cross-examination the witness began to weasel.
3. Slang.to inform.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.