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Dictionary Definition

seedy adj
1 full of seeds; "as seedy as a fig" [ant: seedless]
2 shabby and untidy; "a surge of ragged scruffy children"; "he was soiled and seedy and fragrant with gin"- Mark Twain [syn: scruffy]
3 morally degraded; "a seedy district"; "the seamy side of life"; "sleazy characters hanging around casinos"; "sleazy storefronts with...dirt on the walls"- Seattle Weekly; "the sordid details of his orgies stank under his very nostrils"- James Joyce; "the squalid atmosphere of intrigue and betrayal" [syn: seamy, sleazy, sordid, squalid]
4 weak and feeble; "I'm feeling seedy today" [syn: debilitated, enfeebled, infirm] [also: seediest, seedier]

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  1. disreputable; run-down
    The healing power of alcohol only works on scrapes and nicks ;; and not on girls in seedy bars who drown themselves in it. (from "Choice Hops and Bottled Self Esteem by Bayside)
  2. full of seeds
    pomegranates are as seedy as any fruit you are likely to see.
  3. untidy; unkempt
    His seedy, dirt-smudged visage caused her to look at him askance.
  4. infirm; gone to seed
    With her aching back and pronounced limp, she was feeling particularly seedy today.


disreputable; run-down
full of seeds
untidy; unkempt
infirm; gone to seed

Extensive Definition

Seedy is an album by the ska punk group Operation Ivy. The album was released in 1996 on Karma Kredit Records. Karma Kredit was a pseudonym for David Hayes' Very Small Records label. All releases are currently out of print and occasionally surface on ebay.
The album in its entirety can be downloaded from, though as an unofficial bootleg.

Track listing

  1. Healthy Body (Uncut Version)
  2. Someday
  3. Plea For Peace
  4. Trouble Bound
  5. Uncertain
  6. Hangin' Out
  7. Left Behind
  8. Old Friendships
  9. Hedgecore
  10. Steppin' Out
  11. The End (outro)

Production Notes

Intro: Recorded in Manhattan
Tracks 1-3: Recorded November 27, 1987. Rough Mixes from "Hectic" Session.
Tracks 4-7 and 10: Recorded August 24, 1987. Gilman Demo
Track 8: Recorded March 17, 1988. Live on FM 88.7 KSPC Radio Station in Claremont, CA.
Track 9: Recorded April 21, 1988. Live on WFMU Radio Station
Track 11: Recorded in Kansas

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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