- overgrown or covered with mold.
- musty, as from decay or age.
- Informal. old-fashioned; outmoded: moldy ideas about higher education.
Origin of moldy
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Examples from the Web for moldy
Many say they became sick after eating the frozen or moldy food the CBP officials gave them.Detained Immigrant Children Report Physical, Verbal, and Sexual Abuse By Border Patrol Agents
June 11, 2014
That educated lingo is used to sweeten biscuits so moldy no one should be expected to swallow them.A Great Black Actor Goes Loco
April 10, 2009
It was so moldy that every sentence seemed either green or to have white hair growing from it.Obama's Week of Brilliant Stunts
January 17, 2009
We put in nearly a week rummaging through that moldy old barracks.Shorty McCabe
The air was heavy and moldy; the sides of the cave wet and slippery.The Adventures of Piang the Moro Jungle Boy
Florence Partello Stuart
The odor and taste should be fresh and clean and not musty or moldy.
It makes me sad just to think of that fine, old, stale, moldy cheese.The Tale of Miss Kitty Cat
Arthur Scott Bailey
Is Dad going to spend the whole day in this moldy old museum?The Princess of the School
- the US spelling of mouldy
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Word Origin and History for moldy
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