mousey

[ mou-see, -zee ]
/ ˈmaʊ si, -zi /
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adjective, mous·i·er, mous·i·est.

Related forms

mous·i·ly, adverbmous·i·ness, noun

Definition for mousey (2 of 2)

mousy

or mous·ey

[ mou-see, -zee ]
/ ˈmaʊ si, -zi /

adjective, mous·i·er, mous·i·est.

resembling or suggesting a mouse, as in color or odor.
drab and colorless.
meek; timid: A drill sergeant can't be mousy!
quiet; noiseless: a mousy tread.
infested with mice.

Origin of mousy

First recorded in 1805–15; mouse + -y1

SYNONYMS FOR mousy

Related forms

mous·i·ly, adverbmous·i·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for mousey (1 of 2)

mousey

/ (ˈmaʊsɪ) /

adjective mousier or mousiest

a variant spelling of mousy

Derived Forms

mousily, adverbmousiness, noun

British Dictionary definitions for mousey (2 of 2)

mousy

mousey

/ (ˈmaʊsɪ) /

adjective mousier or mousiest

resembling a mouse, esp in having a light brown or greyish hair colour
shy or ineffectuala mousy little woman
infested with mice

Derived Forms

mousily, adverbmousiness, noun
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