Fusty



[fuhs-tee] /ˈfʌs ti/

adjective, fustier, fustiest.
1.
having a stale smell; moldy; musty:
fusty rooms that were in need of a good airing.
2.
old-fashioned or out-of-date, as architecture, furnishings, or the like:
They still live in that fusty, gingerbread house.
3.
stubbornly conservative or old-fashioned; fogyish.
/ˈfʌstɪ/
adjective -tier, -tiest
1.
smelling of damp or mould; musty
2.
old-fashioned in attitude
adj.

“stale-smelling,” late 14c., from Old French fusté “fusty, tasting of the cask,” from Old French fuist “wine cask,” originally “stick, stave,” from Latin fustis “staff, stick of wood.” Related: Fustiness.

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