mouldy

[ mohl-dee ]
/ ˈmoʊl di /

noun, plural mould·ies. British Military Slang.

a torpedo.

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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 forms of mouldy

mouldiness or US moldiness, noun
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