Meaning of “lame” - Learner’s Dictionary


adjective us uk /leɪm/

A lame excuse or explanation is one that you cannot believe:

He said he didn't go because it was raining, which is a pretty lame excuse if you ask me.

A lame animal or person cannot walk because they have an injured foot or leg:

a lame horse

(Definition of “lame” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)