1. lacking in funds, poor.
|Young Wolves 53: ‘Too expensive,’ Roy told him flatly. ‘I’m weak.’ ‘They’re on me.’ ‘No. I’d have to owe you.’ ‘So owe me, if that’s the way you want it, but I’m strong tonight. Got plenty of vitamins.’ He waved a couple of bills.|
2. poor, disappointing, ineffectual.
|Shook-Up Generation (1961) 172: WEAK Bad, poor, disappointing, unconvincing.|
|Black Jargon in White America 86: weak adj. 1. inadequate; inferior. 2. inappropriate; not timely.|
|Sl. U. 202: weak no good, not up to standard, lame.|
|(con. 1946) Big Blowdown (1999) 91: They sound like one weak tit.|
|Corner (1998) 248: I kicked your weak ass up and down the street.|
|‘Swisha And Dosha’ [lyrics] Weak niggaz wanna plead their case (case), just to raise up out my face (face).|
|What It Was 83: He wasn’t excited about it. Music for females and pretty boys. It was weak.(con. 1972)|
|Puberty Blues 51: No bull? What a weak act.|
|Dinkum Aussie Dict. 56: Weak: Short for ‘piss weak’ or ‘weak as cold piss on a plate’. The person being referred to is a doddering idiot.|
|White Shoes 107: I guess that was a bit of a weak act [i.e. informing on a friend's adulterous affair].|
|South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut [film script] dr doctor: Great! Son, I have some bad news. We...accidentally replaced your heart with a baked potato. You have about three seconds to live. [...] kenny: What? [exploding] cartman: Ah! Fuckin’ weak, dude!|
|Mad mag. Feb. 28: This is so weak. Weak? This is the NFL!|
4. (US campus) frustrated.
|Campus Sl. Mar. 10: weak – frustrated.|
a derog. term for second-rate, unimpressive, powerless.
|Entrapment (2009) 147: Some kind of old country barn with just one weakass bulb burning high up.‘Watch Out for Daddy’ in|
|(con. 1986) Sweet Forever 43: Man had a conk. Clay couldn’t believe it, and a weak-ass moustache.|
|Wire ser. 2 ep. 3 [TV script] Sounds like some weak-ass shit to me.‘Hot Shots’|
|Crooked Little Vein 102: You East Coast types [...] You’re like little weakass colonies on the edge of Real America.|
1. (drugs) second-rate, relatively ineffective drugs [shit n. (5c)].
|Vulture (1996) 80: He [...] started runnin’ off at the mouth about blowin’ yawl’s mind wit’ weak shit.|
2. second-rate, weak, inadequate words or actions [shit n. (3e)].
|Street Players 12: Aw, man, why you come up with that weak shit?|
SE in slang uses
(Aus.) an unreliable, untrustworthy person.
|Shiralee 53: Don’t lump me in with the weakies.|
|Bunch of Ratbags 34: He was not going to be a weakie.|
|‘Whisper All Aussie Dict.’ in Kings Cross Whisper (Sydney) xliii 11/2: weaky: A person who gives in easily, usually a young female who does not fight too vigorously for her honour.|
(UK/W.I.) a derog. term for a police officer.
|Signs of Crime 207: Weakheart West Indian slang for police. Meant to be offensive.|
(US) euph. for drunk.
|Kalida Venture (OH) 11 Apr. 2/4: Drunk [...] weak-jointed.|
|Burlington Sentinel in (1856) 461: We give a list of a few of the various words and phrases which have been in use, at one time or another, to signify some stage of inebriation: [...] weak-jointed.|
(US teen/campus) something or someone second-rate, tedious, specifically an unfunny joke.
|Teen Lingo: The Source for Youth Ministry [Internet] weaksauce n. Joke that didn’t quite make you laugh ‘That was weaksauce.’.|
|UNC-CH Campus Sl. Spring 2014 16: WEAK SAUCE — something mediocre, boring: X: ‘I think I’ll just stay in tonight.’ Y: ‘Weak sauce, man!’.|
one who has a low income.
|Little Men, Big World 238: I’m pretty small. Just a little book. Not much take. I’m what is known as a weak tap.|
see limp-wristed adj.
(orig. Aus.) extremely weak.
|Aus. Lang. 88: Of additional similes peculiarly our own, the following are among the best: [...] tea as weak as gin’s p—s, very weak tea (maids-water is used similarly).|
|(con. 1940s) Pedlocks (1971) 380: Peter sat with Mike Kozloff, drinking a warm, bitter ale, ‘weak as cat breath.’.|
|Outcasts of Foolgarah (1975) 15: Those showers have got a stream as weak as a pygmy maiden’s piss.|
|No More Sitting on the Old School Bench (1979) 17: The state of you, arty-farty, weak as weasel’s piss.|
|Dict. of Kiwi Sl. 121/1: weak as nun’s piss very weak, often a reference to beer.|
|Lingo 133: The problems associated with over-proof and downright dangerous concoctions are also numerous in colloquial speech: [...] blow-me-skull-off; the offensive gin’s piss.|
|(con. 1975–6) Steel Toes 16: I’m weaker than puppy’s piss, no stamina and no power.|
|Reed Dict. of N.Z. Sl. 227: weak as cat’s/gnat’s/nun’s/weasel’s piss Feeble and unthreatening.|
extremely weak (cf. piss-weak under piss- pfx).
|Barry McKenzie [comic strip] in Complete Barry McKenzie (1988) 81: All them liquid laughs on the boat have left me feeling weak as piss.|
|He who Shoots Last 4: He’s as weak as piss. He ain’t ever pulled a job.|
|How to Shoot Friends 34: ‘Tough Tony’ Franzone wasn’t tough at all. In fact, he was weak as piss.|
|Indep. Sport 15 Nov. 7: ‘Weak as piss,’ he calls those without the stomach for the continuing struggle.|
|Guardian 15 Dec. 51/4: ‘You’re weak as piss’.|
see under arm n.