Definition of mealy :
1. Having the qualities of meal; resembling meal; soft, dry, and friable; easily reduced to a condition resembling meal; as, a mealy potato.
2. Overspread with something that resembles meal; as, the mealy wings of an insect.
powdery (part of speech: adjective)
- " I have no opinion of being mealy- mouthed," said Mr. Gresley, who was always perfectly satisfied with a vague statement. - "Red Pottage", Mary Cholmondeley.
- You may be sure nothing has charmed me more than my meeting with Isaac in his mealy clothes and brown- paper cap. - "Early Letters of George Wm. Curtis", G. W. Curtis, ed. George Willis Cooke.
- There would have been a lot of difficulty in finding food if we had all got away, and some of those mealy mouthed fellows would have been sure to go back and peach on us at the first opportunity. - "Colonel Thorndyke's Secret", G. A. Henty.