Wednesday, February 26, 2014
fusty adjective [FUHS-tee] old-fashioned or out-of-date, as architecture, furnishings, or the like: They still live in that fusty, gingerbread house.
Definitions for fusty
- old-fashioned or out-of-date, as architecture, furnishings, or the like: They still live in that fusty, gingerbread house.
- having a stale smell; moldy; musty: fusty rooms that were in need of a good airing.
- stubbornly conservative or old-fashioned; fogyish.
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Citations for fusty
It seemed somewhat fusty with its plush gold and red trimmings and ornate furniture, all of it so completely devoid of human activity.
She entered, and without further talk went up a steep, fusty stair and knocked at a door on a tiny landing.
Origin of fusty
Fusty can be traced back to the Latin fustis meaning "staff, stick of wood." It entered English in the 1390s.