adjective, malt·i·er, malt·i·est.

of, like, or containing malt.

Origin of malty

First recorded in 1810–20; malt + -y1
Related formsmalt·i·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for malty

Historical Examples of malty

  • 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

of, like, or containing malt
Derived Formsmaltiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for malty

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

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