Definitions of messy

  1. dirty and disorderly; " a mussy fussy bedroom"; " a child's messy eating habits"
  2. Disorderly; soiled; botched.
  3. Messiness.

Usage examples for messy

  1. " It was- messy she admitted softly. – Little Eve Edgarton by Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
  2. It- it was awfully messy I know, but- they say- it is such a good- and useful thing to do. – Prudence of the Parsonage by Ethel Hueston
  3. I don't mind what is done behind the schoolroom doors, but I will not- I cannot- permit messy lounging school- boys in my part of the house. – The Children of Wilton Chase by Mrs. L. T. Meade
  4. She looked at the messy slice of sour bread and threw it out to the speckled hen that had returned and was standing with one foot lifted tentatively- ready for a forward step if the fates seemed kind- and was regarding Billy Louise fixedly with one yellow eye. – The Ranch at the Wolverine by B. M. Bower
  5. It's got so bad, we call it Messy Row ourselves, when we're not thinking. – Mezzerow Loves Company by Floyd L. Wallace
  6. It's so messy sticky dough and dishes, and all that! – The Road to Understanding by Eleanor H. Porter
  7. Mezzerow could sound a little like Messy Row. – Mezzerow Loves Company by Floyd L. Wallace
  8. She can't stand messy manes! – My Father's Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett
  9. They are picking strawberries and eating them off the plants- very nice, I daresay- but quite messy – God's Good Man by Marie Corelli
  10. 12 The incoming shift had a messy clean- up job to do. – Space Platform by Murray Leinster
  11. " I do hate messy dishes. – The Rebel of the School by Mrs. L. T. Meade
  12. " Curly hair's messy looking," he observed after a considerable pause during which, evidently, his thoughts had remained centred on this pleasing theme. – Missy by Dana Gatlin
  13. I can't seem to see young Gillis doing a messy job like this was, or going to all that manual labor when he could have used something neat, like a pistol or a dagger." – Murder in the Gunroom by Henry Beam Piper
  14. Let's leave the dolls in the house- they'll get all messy besides the paint comes off if you get them a teeny bit wet. – Chicken Little Jane by Lily Munsell Ritchie
  15. We got fairly messy last winter after Christmas. – Molly Brown's Sophomore Days by Nell Speed
  16. Well, I hunted him up the other day, in a cheap, messy flat- house to the deuce and gone up Eighth avenue, got his story from him, and decided on a way of helping him out. – Shorty McCabe on the Job by Sewell Ford
  17. The sudden view of the sea from the messy pine- covered height directly above it where we picnic; the wonderful stretch of lonely shore with the forest to the water's edge; the coloured sails in the blue distance; the freshness, the brightness, the vastness- all is lost upon the picnickers, and made worse than indifferent to them, by the perpetual necessity they are under of fighting these horrid creatures. – Elizabeth and her German Garden by "Elizabeth", AKA Marie Annette Beauchamp
  18. " Hang it all, Mother," he objected, " it's such a messy day for planting bulbs!" – The Dark Tower by Phyllis Bottome
  19. Oh, yes, it's an appalling amount of struggle and fuss, there's all sorts of red tape, and the flowers are so messy answered the doctor's wife warningly, and this year will be worse than ever. – The Rich Mrs. Burgoyne by Kathleen Norris
  20. I don't believe Grandma would like it either, said Marjorie, with a sudden conviction; it is awful messy and it smells pretty strong. – Marjorie's Vacation by Carolyn Wells