moldy

[ mohl-dee ]
/ ˈmoʊl di /

adjective, mold·i·er, mold·i·est.

overgrown or covered with mold.
musty, as from decay or age.
Informal. old-fashioned; outmoded: moldy ideas about higher education.

Origin of moldy

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at mold2, -y1

Related forms

mold·i·ness, nounun·mold·y, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for moldy

moldy

/ (ˈməʊldɪ) /

adjective moldier or moldiest

the US spelling of mouldy

Derived Forms

moldiness, noun
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