Mousy



[mou-see, -zee] /ˈmaʊ si, -zi/

adjective, mousier, mousiest.
1.
resembling or suggesting a , as in color or odor.
2.
drab and colorless.
3.
meek; timid:
A drill sergeant can’t be mousy!
4.
quiet; noiseless:
a mousy tread.
5.
infested with .
/ˈmaʊsɪ/
adjective mousier, mousiest
1.
resembling a mouse, esp in having a light brown or greyish hair colour
2.
shy or ineffectual: a mousy little woman
3.
infested with mice
adj.

1812 with reference to quietness; 1853, of color; from mouse + -y (2).

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