saw·​dusty | \ ˈsȯ(ˌ)dəstē, -ti \

Definition of sawdusty

1 : filled with, resembling, or smelling of sawdust the sawdusty, soapy-smelling dark of the shop— Angus Wilson
2 : lacking inherent interest or appeal : wearisome the old formal, dogmatic, sawdusty conning of the grammar book— Eric Partridge

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sawdust entry 1 + -y

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“Sawdusty.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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