moldy

adjective
\ ˈmōl-dē How to pronounce moldy (audio) \
moldier; moldiest

Definition of moldy

1 : of, resembling, or covered with mold
2a : being old and moldering : crumbling
b : antiquated, fusty moldy tradition

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Other Words from moldy

moldiness noun

Examples of moldy in a Sentence

Her books became moldy after being left in a damp basement. The wine had a slightly moldy aroma.

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And amid it all, crowded into the small space of a converted coal freighter, 100-odd shuddering men, their stomachs devastated by moldy food, holding on to frozen ropes with their bare hands. Christoph Irmscher, WSJ, "‘Georg Forster’ Review: In Search of Earthly Paradise," 22 Feb. 2019 Liners keep them from getting moldy and help them to last longer, too. Brittney Morgan, House Beautiful, "This Is The Best-Selling Shower Curtain Liner on Amazon, And It’s Only $10," 16 Jan. 2019 Both states are still tallying damage, and homeowners are just starting to tear out moldy carpets, toss ruined furniture and negotiate with insurance adjusters. Jeffrey Collins, The Seattle Times, "Storm-weary Carolinas worry Michael could hurt rebuilding," 9 Oct. 2018 For example, her neighborhood is still stacked with soggy and moldy piles of furniture and other household trash waiting to be hauled away. Emery P. Dalesio, The Seattle Times, "North Carolina lawmakers mull Hurricane Florence spending," 15 Oct. 2018 Use white face makeup (full coverage, duh), then use green and purple paint to give yourself a gross moldy look. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "10 Insanely Cool Halloween Makeup Looks for When You Need a Last-Minute Costume," 4 July 2018 The mission's one-day delay was due to a curiosity—moldy mouse food. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Mice Delayed Today's SpaceX Launch," 5 Dec. 2018 Use white face makeup (full coverage, duh), then use green and purple paint to give yourself a gross moldy look. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "10 Insanely Cool Halloween Makeup Looks for When You Need a Last-Minute Costume," 4 July 2018 Use white face makeup (full coverage, duh), then use green and purple paint to give yourself a gross moldy look. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "10 Insanely Cool Halloween Makeup Looks for When You Need a Last-Minute Costume," 4 July 2018

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First Known Use of moldy

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of moldy was in the 14th century

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moldy

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of moldy

: covered with mold
: resembling mold : tasting, smelling, or looking like mold

moldy

adjective
\ ˈmōl-dē How to pronounce moldy (audio) \
moldier; moldiest

Kids Definition of moldy

: covered with or containing mold moldy fruit

moldy

adjective
variants: or chiefly British mouldy \ ˈmōl-​dē How to pronounce mouldy (audio) \
moldier or chiefly British mouldier; mouldiest

Medical Definition of moldy

: covered with a mold-producing fungus moldy bread

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