mussy

[muhs-ee]
See more synonyms for mussy on Thesaurus.com

Origin of mussy

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60; muss + -y1
Related formsmuss·i·ly, adverbmuss·i·ness, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018


Examples from the Web for mussy

Historical Examples of mussy


British Dictionary definitions for mussy

mussy

adjective mussier or mussiest
  1. untidy or disordered
Derived Formsmussily, adverbmussiness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for mussy
adj.

"rumpled," 1859, from muss + -y (2). Related: Mussiness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper