- smelling stale or stuffy; musty; moldy
- not up-to-date; old-fashioned; conservative
Origin of fustyfrom fust, a musty smell from Early ModE, a cask ( Middle English foist) from Old French cask, origin, originally tree trunk from Classical Latin fustis, wooden stick
- Smelling of mildew or decay; musty.
- Old-fashioned; antique.
Origin of fustyMiddle English from Old French fust piece of wood, wine cask from Latin fūstis stick, club, of unknown origin
(comparative fustier, superlative fustiest)