mouldy

[ mohl-dee ]
/ ˈmoʊl di /
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noun, plural mould·ies. British Military Slang.

a torpedo.

Nearby words

  1. mouldboard,
  2. moulder,
  3. moulding,
  4. moulding board,
  5. mouldwarp,
  6. mouldy fig,
  7. moulin,
  8. moulin rouge,
  9. moulins,
  10. moulmein

Origin of mouldy

1915–20; probably identical with Scottish and north dial. moudie a mole

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British Dictionary definitions for mouldy

mouldy

US moldy

/ (ˈməʊldɪ) /

adjective mouldier or mouldiest or US moldier or moldiest

covered with mould
stale or musty, esp from age or lack of use
slang boring; dull
Derived Formsmouldiness or US moldiness, noun

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Word Origin and History for mouldy

mouldy

adj.

see moldy.

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