Definition of meagre adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



(especially US English meager) adjective
BrE BrE//ˈmiːɡə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmiːɡər//
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small in quantity and poor in quality synonym paltry a meagre diet of bread and water She supplements her meagre income by cleaning at night. Word OriginMiddle English (in the sense ‘lean’): from Old French maigre, from Latin macer.