[maw-see, mos-ee]
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adjective, moss·i·er, moss·i·est.
  1. overgrown with or abounding in moss: a mossy stone.
  2. covered with a mosslike growth.
  3. appearing as if covered with moss.
  4. resembling moss: a mossy softness.
  5. old or outdated; antiquated: mossy ideas.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. 2018

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Word Origin and History for mossy

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

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