Musty



[muhs-tee] /ˈmʌs ti/

adjective, mustier, mustiest.
1.
having an odor or flavor suggestive of mold, as old buildings, long-closed rooms, or stale food.
2.
obsolete; outdated; antiquated:
musty laws.
3.
dull; apathetic.
[muhs-tee] /ˈmʌs ti/
noun, plural musties.
1.
(formerly) a kind of snuff having a musty flavor.
/ˈmʌstɪ/
adjective -tier, -tiest
1.
smelling or tasting old, stale, or mouldy
2.
old-fashioned, dull, or hackneyed: musty ideas
adj.

1520s, perhaps a variant of moisty “moist, damp” (see moist). Related: Mustiness.

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