mousey

[mou-see, -zee]
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adjective, mous·i·er, mous·i·est.


Related formsmous·i·ly, adverbmous·i·ness, noun

mousy

or mous·ey

[mou-see, -zee]

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
Related formsmous·i·ly, adverbmous·i·ness, noun

Synonyms for mousy

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British Dictionary definitions for mousey

mousey

adjective mousier or mousiest

a variant spelling of mousy
Derived Formsmousily, adverbmousiness, noun

mousy

mousey

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 Formsmousily, adverbmousiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for mousey

mousy

adj.

1812 with reference to quietness; 1853, of color; from mouse + -y (2).

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