a state of disorder or untidiness.
verb (used with object)
to put into disorder; make messy; rumple (often followed by up).
(transitive) often foll by up. to make untidy; rumple
a state of disorder; muddle
“to make untidy,” 1837, probably a variant of mess in its sense of “disorder.” Earlier (1830) as a noun meaning “disturbance.” Related: Mussed; mussing.
To disarrange; dishevel: He mussed his hair all up
[1899+; fr mess]
[muhs-uh l] /ˈmʌs əl/ noun 1. any bivalve mollusk, especially an edible marine bivalve of the family Mytilidae and a freshwater clam of the family Unionidae. /ˈmʌsəl/ noun 1. any of various marine bivalves of the genus Mytilus and related genera, esp M. edulis (edible mussel), having a dark slightly elongated shell and living attached […]
noun 1. a pea crab, Pinnotheres maculatus, the female of which lives as a commensal within the mantle cavity of mussels.
/ˈmʌsəlˌkrækə/ noun 1. (South African) a large variety of sea bream, Sparodon durbanensis, that feeds on shellfish and is a popular food and game fish
noun 1. . noun 1. any of numerous tiny marine and freshwater crustaceans of the subclass Ostracoda, having a shrimplike body enclosed in a hinged bivalve shell.