\ ˈmau̇-sē How to pronounce mousy (audio) , -zē \
variants: or mousey
mousier; mousiest

Definition of mousy

: of, relating to, or resembling a mouse: such as
c : grayish brown

Other Words from mousy

mousily \ ˈmau-​sə-​lē How to pronounce mousy (audio) , -​zə-​ \ adverb
mousiness \ ˈmau-​sē-​nəs How to pronounce mousy (audio) , -​zē-​ \ noun

Examples of mousy in a Sentence

The movie is a fantasy about a mousy housewife who is transformed into a glamorous star. a mousy little girl who hid behind her mother the entire time we were there
Recent Examples on the Web The narrative has changed: Suddenly the unpopular girl is the queen bee, the underdog is the top dog, the mousy loser has become the shiny-haired winner. Jenny Singer, Glamour, 24 May 2022 When a local reporter interviews a mousy housewife about her life-changing encounter with a coyote, their eerie trek in the woods leaves them forever bonded with each other… and the beast. Mia Galuppo, The Hollywood Reporter, 2 Feb. 2022 Gone are the days of her mousy brown hair (a wig worn by Witherspoon), now replaced by a shade of blonde that perfectly blends in with The Morning Show's sunshiny vibe. Jessica Radloff, Glamour, 17 Sep. 2021 Staring back at my reflection, my hair is now very long and flat and my outgrown highlights have turned a dark, brassy blonde, revealing my natural mousy brown hair underneath. Amelia Bell,, 25 Aug. 2021 The story is of an opposites-attract romance: a WASP-y jock, Hubbell, who aspires to be a novelist, and a mousy, Jewish student radical, Katie, who refuses to bend her communist beliefs to fit in. Christina Newland, Vulture, 18 Aug. 2021 In Shadow and Bone, Alina is depicted as plain (if not homely), with mousy brown hair and pale, sallow skin. Lauren Puckett, Harper's BAZAAR, 30 Apr. 2021 The promise of a starring role for the great Bob Odenkirk as a mousy man with … skills just ups the ante. Bill Goodykoontz, The Arizona Republic, 22 Mar. 2021 At least Amanda is curious, which is more than most people seem to be about the mousy Maud. Lindsey Bahr, Star Tribune, 2 Feb. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of mousy

1812, in the meaning defined above

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27 May 2022

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“Mousy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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