mussy

[muhs-ee]

adjective, muss·i·er, muss·i·est.

untidy, messy, or rumpled.

Nearby words

  1. mussolini,
  2. mussolini, benito,
  3. mussorgsky,
  4. mussorgsky, modest petrovich,
  5. mussulman,
  6. must,
  7. must-,
  8. must-have,
  9. must-read,
  10. must-see

Origin of mussy

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60; muss + -y1

Related formsmuss·i·ly, adverbmuss·i·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for mussy

mussy

adjective mussier or mussiest

untidy or disordered
Derived Formsmussily, adverbmussiness, noun

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Word Origin and History for mussy

mussy

adj.

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

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