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meany

childish Someone who is mean or unpleasant. Give my toy back, you big meany! A: "He's just such a meany, you know?" B: "A 'meany'? What are you, five years old?"
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meany

and meanie
n. a mean or grouchy person. Come on! Don’t be such a meany.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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George Meany, the late AFL-CIO President, dubbed them "wards of the American labor movement." The large AFL craft unions believed they had been born on the wrong side of the blanket and were illegitimate.
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