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mothy

[ maw-thee, moth-ee ]

adjective

, moth·i·er, moth·i·est.
  1. containing moths.


mothy

/ ˈmɒθɪ /

adjective

  1. ragged; moth-eaten
  2. containing moths; full of moths


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Word History and Origins

Origin of mothy1

First recorded in 1590–1600; moth + -y 1
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Example Sentences

Even a little mothy rat of a man who sits opposite me has quite a pad of ten-franc notes.

His complexion was floury, and looked as if, had you touched it, a mothy dust would have adhered to your finger.

You dont suppose Baggs would hide kerosene, say, behind his mothy old yarn, would he?

Our hero walked into his apartment, which certainly had a very mothy and mouldy appearance.

There were several articles of wearing apparel in this box, all of a mothy and mouldy character.

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