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  1. unable to walk properly because of a problem with one's feet or legs
  2. moving with pain or difficulty on account of injury, defect or temporary obstruction of a function
    a lame leg, arm or muscle
  3. hobbling; limping; inefficient; imperfect.
  4. unconvincing or unbelievable
    He had a really lame excuse for missing the birthday party.
  5. failing to be cool, funny, interesting or relevant
    He kept telling these lame jokes all night.
Usage notes

Referring to a person with a disability as “lame” is offensive to many and, in current usage, rare.


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