- 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.
pelting definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Archaic mean; miserly; paltry
Origin: probably ; from obsolete pelt, to haggle, akin uncertain or unknown; perhaps to paltry
pelting definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Paltry; petty: “This land . . . /Is now leas'd out . . . /Like to a tenement or pelting farm” (Shakespeare).
Origin: Perhaps from dialectal pelt, trash.