[ suhb-fuhsk ]
/ sʌbˈfʌsk /
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dark and dull; dingy; drab: a subfusc mining town.
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Origin of subfusc
1755–65; <Latin subfuscussubfuscous
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British Dictionary definitions for subfusc
/ (ˈsʌbfʌsk) /
devoid of brightness or appeal; drab, dull, or dark
(at Oxford University) formal academic dress
Word Origin for subfusc
C18: from Latin subfuscus dusky, from fuscus dark
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