mossier; mossiest
1
: resembling moss
2
: covered with moss or something like moss
3
: antiquated
the mossy precepts of the … prescriptive grammariansThomas Pyles

Examples of mossy in a Sentence

mossy rules of etiquette that date from the Victorian era
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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of mossy was in the 15th century

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“Mossy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mossy. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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