moth–eaten

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adjective moth–eat·en \ˈmȯth-ˌē-tən\

Definition of moth–eaten

  1. 1 :  eaten into by moth larvae moth–eaten clothes

  2. 2a :  dilapidatedb :  antiquated, outmoded

14th Century

First Known Use of moth–eaten

14th century


MOTH–EATEN Defined for English Language Learners

moth–eaten

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adjective moth–eat·en \ˈmȯth-ˌē-tən\

Definition of moth–eaten for English Language Learners

  • : having holes caused by moths : eaten into by moths

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