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

Related forms

mous·i·ly, adverbmous·i·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for mousy



/ (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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