moth-eaten

adjective
moth-eat·​en | \ ˈmȯth-ˌē-tᵊn How to pronounce moth-eaten (audio) \

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/moth-eaten. Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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moth-eaten

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of moth-eaten

: having holes caused by moths : eaten into by moths

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