mouldy

[mohl-dee]

Origin of mouldy

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

US moldy

adjective mouldier or mouldiest or US moldier or moldiest
  1. covered with mould
  2. stale or musty, esp from age or lack of use
  3. slang boring; dull
Derived Formsmouldiness or US moldiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for mouldy
adj.

see moldy.

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