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adjective -sier, -siest
out of fashion; homely or drab
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  • Really and truly, mumsy, they do not touch the ground when I walk.

    The Comings of Cousin Ann Emma Speed Sampson
  • Will you come and see me, mumsy—mother, I mean—before you go to bed?

    Daddy's Girl L. T. Meade
  • Your mumsy is writing you a long letter, too, so I must stop.

  • Douglas and I are so miserable about it, but we—we—somehow we feel that we are a great deal older than mumsy.

  • But, mumsy,” soothed Nan, “we are going to make you very comfortable and we will find a pretty house and maybe it will be brick.

  • You know who is down there, and—this is awfully delicate, mumsy—but he's a nice boy, and I thought I liked him.

    When a Man Marries Mary Roberts Rinehart

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