\ ˈfu̇st, ˈfəst \
plural -s

Definition of fust

 (Entry 1 of 4)

dialectal, British
: a strong musty smell : mustiness
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Definition of fust (Entry 2 of 4)

1 archaic : to become moldy through disuse sure he that made us … gave us not that capability and godlike reason to fust in us unused— Shakespeare
2 archaic, of food or drink : to taste or smell moldy or stale
\ ˈfəst \
plural -s

Definition of fust (Entry 3 of 4)

: the shaft of a column or pilaster


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Definition of fust (Entry 4 of 4)

dialectal variant of

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History and Etymology for fust

Noun (1)

back-formation from fusty

Noun (2)

Italian fusto, literally, trunk (of a tree), from Latin fustis club, staff

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“Fust.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fust. Accessed 26 May. 2020.

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