moldy

adjective \ ˈmōl-dē \
Updated on: 12 Dec 2017

Definition of moldy

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

moldiness

noun

Examples of moldy in a Sentence

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

  2. The wine had a slightly moldy aroma.

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First Known Use of moldy

14th century


MOLDY Defined for English Language Learners

moldy

adjective

Definition of moldy for English Language Learners

  • : covered with mold

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


MOLDY Defined for Kids

moldy

adjective \ ˈmōl-dē \

Definition of moldy for Students

moldier; moldiest
: covered with or containing mold
  • moldy fruit

Medical Dictionary

moldy

adjective
variants: or chiefly British mouldy play \ˈmōl-dē\

medical Definition of moldy

moldier or chiefly British mouldier; mouldiest
: covered with a mold-producing fungus
  • moldy bread


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