- seamy (adj.)
- c. 1600, "least pleasant, worst," in figurative phrase seamy side, from seam + -y (2); the seamy side of a sewn garment being the less attractive, and thus typically turned in. The popularity of the figurative sense likely is due to its use by Shakespeare in "Othello" IV.ii.146: "Some such Squire he was That turn'd your wits the seamy-side without, And made you to suspect me with the Moore."
- 1. a seamy sex scandal
- 2. The seamy side of life includes crime and other evils.
- 3. How to solve psychological the seamy side?
- 4. John C . Reilly has played a host of seamy characters to great effect over the years.
- 5. Seamy The novel gives a vivid description of the seamy side of the city life.
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