adjective, mus·ti·er, mus·ti·est.
Origin of musty1
noun, plural mus·ties.
Origin of musty2
Examples from the Web for musty
While many await discovery in musty warehouses, there is at least one piece whose absence is more difficult to explain.
Quickly climbing the musty stairs to the executive offices, I sought out an old acquaintance.The Great Paul Hemphill Celebrates the Long Gone Birmingham Barons|Paul Hemphill|March 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the meantime, she is off to Egypt on assignment and he continues his research in the musty clime of an Oxford library.Justin Cartwright’s Novel ‘Lion Heart’ May Win Him the Audience He Deserves|Robert Birnbaum|March 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But the creatures did, it appears, spend their last days on a planet as hot and musty as a gym locker room.Dinosaurs Had a Lot of Flatulence, But Did Not Gas Themselves to Extinction|Daniel Stone|May 9, 2012|DAILY BEAST
His apartment does have the musty aroma of a used-books store.
Dead, even in name, many of them, or else safely embalmed in the musty pages of some old history seldom read.Gardens of the Caribbees, v. 1/2|Ida May Hill Starr
And if you never clean your furniture properly, how can your rooms or wards be anything but musty?Notes on Nursing|Florence Nightingale
By the 17th of August, the rations were reduced to musty flour enough for ten days, a few dried apples, and plenty of coffee.The Romance of the Colorado River|Frederick S. Dellenbaugh
Their odor is peculiar—not fecal, but musty and offensive, and occasionally almost odorless.
There is a musty tradition of the law that a trial without cross-examination is not a proper trial.The Man in Court|Frederic DeWitt Wells
adjective -tier or -tiest
Word Origin for musty
1520s, perhaps a variant of moisty "moist, damp" (see moist). Related: Mustiness.