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adjective, malt·i·er, malt·i·est.
  1. of, like, or containing malt.
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Origin of malty

First recorded in 1810–20; malt + -y1
Related formsmalt·i·ness, noun
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  • The school that plumps for malty Rabbits and the other that goes for milky ones are equally emphatic in their choice.

    The Complete Book of Cheese

    Robert Carlton Brown

British Dictionary definitions for malty


adjective maltier or maltiest
  1. of, like, or containing malt
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Derived Formsmaltiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for malty


1817, from malt (n.) + -y (2).

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