2. Destitute of richness, fertility, strength, or the like; defective in quantity, or poor in quality; poor; barren; scanty in ideas; wanting strength of diction or affluence of imagery. Meager soil. Of secular habits and meager religious belief. (I. Taylor) His education had been but meager. (Motley)
Origin: OE. Merge, F. Maigre, L. Macer; akin to D. & G. Mager, Icel. Magr, and prob. To Gr. Long. Cf. Emaciate, Maigre.
Alternative forms: maigre.
Origin: F. Maigre.