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moldy

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adjective \ˈmōl-dē\

Simple Definition of moldy

  • : covered with mold

  • : resembling mold : tasting, smelling, or looking like mold

Full Definition of moldy

mold·i·ermold·i·est

  1. 1 :  of, resembling, or covered with mold

  2. 2 a :  being old and moldering :  crumbling b :  antiquated, fusty <moldy tradition>

mold·i·ness noun

Examples of moldy

  1. Her books became moldy after being left in a damp basement.

  2. The wine had a slightly moldy aroma.



14th Century

First Known Use of moldy

14th century

Rhymes with moldy


MOLDY Defined for Kids

moldy

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adjective \ˈmōl-dē\

Definition of moldy

mold·i·ermold·i·est

  1. :  covered with or containing mold <moldy fruit>




Medical Dictionary

moldy

adjective

Medical Definition of moldy

mold·i·er or chiefly British mould·i·ermould·i·est

  1. :  covered with a mold-producing fungus <moldy bread>



Variants of moldy

or chiefly British mouldy \ˈmōl-dē\play

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