moth-eaten

adjective moth-eat·en \ ˈmȯth-ˌē-tᵊn \

Definition of moth-eaten

1 : eaten into by moth larvae
  • moth-eaten clothes

First Known Use of moth-eaten

14th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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MOTH-EATEN Defined for English Language Learners

moth-eaten

Definition of moth-eaten for English Language Learners

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



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