[ maw-see, mos-ee ]
/ ˈmɔ si, ˈmɒs i /

adjective, moss·i·er, moss·i·est.

overgrown with or abounding in moss: a mossy stone.
covered with a mosslike growth.
appearing as if covered with moss.
resembling moss: a mossy softness.
old or outdated; antiquated: mossy ideas.

Origin of mossy

First recorded in 1540–50; moss + -y1
Related formsmoss·i·ness, nounun·moss·y, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for mossy



1560s, from moss + -y (2).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper