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Meaning & Definition of Leaky in English

English

Leaky

/liki/

adjective

1. Permitting the unwanted passage of fluids or gases

  • "A leaky roof"
  • "A leaky defense system"
    synonym:
  • leaky

2. Used informally

  • Unable to retain urine
    synonym:
  • leaky

3. Prone to communicate confidential information

    synonym:
  • blabbermouthed
  • ,
  • leaky
  • ,
  • talebearing(a)
  • ,
  • tattling(a)

Examples of using

Methinks I am like a man, who having struck on many shoals, and having narrowly escap'd shipwreck in passing a small frith, has yet the temerity to put out to sea in the same leaky weather-beaten vessel, and even carries his ambition so far as to think of compassing the globe under these disadvantageous circumstances.