- of, or having the nature of, mist
- characterized by or covered with mist
- blurred or dimmed, as by mist; indistinct
- obscure or vague
Origin of mistyMiddle English misti from Old English mistig
- Consisting of or marked by mist: a misty rain; a misty night.
- Obscured or clouded by or as if by mist: far-off, misty mountains.
- a. Vague; hazy: a misty recollection of a dream.b. Full of tender emotion; sentimental: a love story that left us feeling misty and sad.
(comparative mistier, superlative mistiest)
From Middle English misty, mysty, misti, from Old English mistiÄ¡ (“misty, dark"), equivalent to mist +"Ž -y. Cognate with Scots misty, mistie (“misty"), Dutch mistig (“misty, foggy"), Middle Low German mistich (“foggy").
- A female given name from the adjective "misty", reasonably popular in the 1970s and the 1980s.