- Pelting is defined as throwing something at, or bombarding someone with something.
- When you are throwing rocks at a building, this is an example of a time when you are pelting the building with rocks.
- When you keep bombarding someone with questions, this is an example of a time when you are pelting him with questions.
Archaic mean; miserly; paltry
Origin of peltingprobably ; from obsolete pelt, to haggle, akin uncertain or unknown; perhaps to paltry
Paltry; petty: “This land &ellipsis; / Is now leas'd out &ellipsis; / Like to a tenement or pelting farm” (Shakespeare).
Origin of peltingPerhaps from dialectal pelt, trash.
- Present participle of pelt.