mussy

[ muhs-ee ]
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adjective,muss·i·er, muss·i·est.
  1. untidy, messy, or rumpled.

Origin of mussy

1
An Americanism dating back to 1855–60; muss + -y1

Other words from mussy

  • muss·i·ly, adverb
  • muss·i·ness, noun

Words Nearby mussy

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How to use mussy in a sentence

  • I'se done sung all day for his mussy in lettin' me heer from lil Miss Dory onc't mo' an' 'noin' she ain't ded as I feared she was.

    The Cromptons | Mary J. Holmes
  • In the next chapter we will consider the fate of de mussy's theory of gout as the underlying cause of hay fever.

    The Treatment of Hay Fever | George Frederick Laidlaw
  • I think that, from the evidence examined, we may say that British and American authors know nothing of de mussy and his theory.

    The Treatment of Hay Fever | George Frederick Laidlaw
  • After reading de mussy's argument for the dependence of hay fever on a gouty diathesis, I turned first to the English books.

    The Treatment of Hay Fever | George Frederick Laidlaw
  • He says nothing of de mussy's recognition of the urticarial nature of the lesion in hay fever.

    The Treatment of Hay Fever | George Frederick Laidlaw

British Dictionary definitions for mussy

mussy

/ (ˈmʌsɪ) /


adjectivemussier or mussiest
  1. untidy or disordered

Derived forms of mussy

  • mussily, adverb
  • mussiness, noun

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