adjective, fus·ti·er, fus·ti·est.
Origin of fusty
Examples from the Web for fusty
Any chance that fusty old uniform can get revamped into something more appropriately Batman-esque for the occasion?Joe Biden on WikiLeaks Damage and More Sunday Talk|The Daily Beast Video|December 19, 2010|DAILY BEAST
I know, I know—I feel like a fusty old crank merely posing the question.
But this was the heart of summer, and there was no need to go into the musty, fusty old house.Girls of the Forest|L. T. Meade
It seems so funny not to go to it, instead of moping in these fusty lodgings.The Rough Road|William John Locke
At the top of the stair I was pushed into a dark, fusty room, and guided to a low, fusty sofa or bed.Nights in London|Thomas Burke
In the damp climate of western Carolina such an interior is fusty, or even wet.Our Southern Highlanders|Horace Kephart
Perhaps you could go from the musty, fusty lodgings to some fresher place with this to help you.The School Queens|L. T. Meade
British Dictionary definitions for fusty
adjective -tier or -tiest
Word Origin for fusty
Word Origin and History for fusty
"stale-smelling," late 14c., from Old French fusté "fusty, tasting of the cask," from Old French fuist "wine cask," originally "stick, stave," from Latin fustis "staff, stick of wood." Related: Fustiness.