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musky1

[muhs-kee] /ˈmʌs ki/
adjective, muskier, muskiest.
1.
of or like musk, as an odor:
a musky perfume.
Origin
1600-1610
1600-10; musk + -y1
Related forms
muskiness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for muskiness

musky1

/ˈmʌskɪ/
adjective muskier, muskiest
1.
resembling the smell of musk; having a heady or pungent sweet aroma
Derived Forms
muskiness, noun

musky2

/ˈmʌskɪ/
noun (pl) muskies
1.
an informal name for the muskellunge
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Word Origin and History for muskiness

musky

adj.

c.1600, from musk + -y (2). Related: Muskiness.

n.

late 19c., short for muskrat or muskellunge. Also muskie.

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