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moldy

[mohl-dee] /ˈmoʊl di/
adjective, moldier, moldiest.
1.
overgrown or covered with mold.
2.
musty, as from decay or age.
3.
Informal. old-fashioned; outmoded:
moldy ideas about higher education.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; see mold2, -y1
Related forms
moldiness, noun
unmoldy, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for moldiness

moldy

/ˈməʊldɪ/
adjective moldier, moldiest
1.
the US spelling of mouldy
Derived Forms
moldiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for moldiness

moldy

adj.

also mouldy, 1570s, earlier mowly (late 14c.), from mold (n.2) + -y (2). Related: Moldiness.

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