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[mohl-dee] /ˈmoʊl di/
noun, plural mouldies. British Military Slang.
a torpedo.
1915-20; probably identical with Scottish and north dial. moudie a mole Unabridged
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Examples from the web for mouldy
  • The spread of big supermarkets, which offer better produce than the mouldy stuff at the corner shop, may improve diets.
  • Here in a dank and mouldy pile the wheel of life is turning.
British Dictionary definitions for mouldy


adjective mouldier, mouldiest (US) moldier, moldiest
covered with mould
stale or musty, esp from age or lack of use
(slang) boring; dull
Derived Forms
mouldiness, (US) moldiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for mouldy

see moldy.

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mouldy in the Bible

Of the Gibeonites it is said that "all the bread of their provision was dry and mouldy" (Josh. 9:5, 12). The Hebrew word here rendered "mouldy" (nikuddim) is rendered "cracknels" in 1 Kings 14:3, and denotes a kind of crisp cake. The meaning is that the bread of the Gibeonites had become dry and hard, hard as biscuits, and thus was an evidence of the length of the journey they had travelled.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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