a misleading word
based on a mousetrap deceiving a mouse
[mou-see, -zee] /ˈmaʊ si, -zi/ adjective, mousier, mousiest. 1. . [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, […]
noun 1. small-sized type, usually smaller than 7-point: a copyright notice in mouse type.
[mou-zing] /ˈmaʊ zɪŋ/ noun, Nautical. 1. a wrapping of several turns of small stuff around the shank end of a hook. [noun mous; verb mouz] /noun maʊs; verb maʊz/ noun, plural mice [mahys] /maɪs/ (Show IPA) 1. any of numerous small Old World rodents of the family Muridae, especially of the genus Mus, introduced widely […]
jargon /mow’soh/ (By analogy with “typo”) An error in mouse usage resulting in an inappropriate selection or graphic garbage on the screen. Compare thinko. [Jargon File] (1996-04-21)