moldy

adjective
\ˈmōl-dē \
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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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 Garbage duty arguably beats out lugging a heavy canister around and crouching to get fur balls and moldy Cheerios out from under the couch. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "iRobot’s Roomba Robotic Vacuum Is More Than $75 Off on Amazon Today," 16 Aug. 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 Digital First Media is closing the moldy Pottstown Mercury building at King and North Hanover Streets, telling employees to work from home or a printing plant about 45 minutes away in Chester County. Bob Fernandez, Philly.com, "Digital First Media closes mold-ridden Pottstown Mercury building," 4 June 2018 Six men came out at the other end, barely alive, half naked, with only a few pounds of moldy flour between them. John F. Ross, Smithsonian, "The Visionary John Wesley Powell Had a Plan for Developing the West, But Nobody Listened," 3 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," 30 June 2018 Gone, too, is the massive fountain that, for much of the year, had the desultory look of an empty, slightly moldy, swimming pool. Inga Saffron, Philly.com, "Love Park was supposed to be the People's Park. How did it end up as a granite Sahara?," 26 Apr. 2018 Still, chefs need to cut off these moldy parts, resulting in a 20 to 30 percent loss of the original product. Nick Kindelsperger, chicagotribune.com, "Why dry-aged steak is superior, and where to buy it in Chicago for cooking at home," 14 June 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 \
moldier; moldiest

Kids Definition of moldy

: covered with or containing mold moldy fruit

moldy

adjective
variants: or chiefly British mouldy \ˈmōl-​dē \
moldier or chiefly British mouldier; mouldiest

Medical Definition of moldy 

: covered with a mold-producing fungus moldy bread

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