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mussy

[muhs-ee] /ˈmʌs i/
adjective, mussier, mussiest.
1.
untidy, messy, or rumpled.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60, Americanism; muss + -y1
Related forms
mussily, adverb
mussiness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for mussy

mussy

/ˈmʌsɪ/
adjective mussier, mussiest
1.
untidy or disordered
Derived Forms
mussily, adverb
mussiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for mussy
adj.

"rumpled," 1859, from muss + -y (2). Related: Mussiness.

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Slang definitions & phrases for mussy

mussy

adjective

Disarranged; rumpled: rumpled now, and mussy (1899+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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