As nouns the difference between weasel and otters
is that weasel
is the least weasel, mustela nivalis
As a verb weasel
is to achieve by clever or devious means.
The least weasel, Mustela nivalis .
Any of the carnivorous mammals of the genus Mustela , having a slender body, a long tail and usually a light brown upper coat and light-coloured belly.
The taxonomic family Mustelidae is also called the weasel family.
A devious or sneaky person or animal.
A type of yarn winder used for counting the yardage of handspun yarn. It most commonly has a wooden peg or dowel that pops up from the gearing mechanism after a certain number of yards have been wound onto the winder.
* short-tailed weasel
* weaselly, weasely
* weasel word
To achieve by clever or devious means.
* 2010 (publication date), Tony Dajer, "Vital Signs", , ISSN 0274-7529, volume 32, number 1, January–February 2011, page 10:
(transitive, or, reflexive) To gain something for oneself by clever or devious means.
To engage in clever or devious behavior.
- Prisoners are notorious for weaseling day passes to get out of lockup.
* and weaselled are more common in the UK.
* weasel one's way
* weasel out