moth-eaten definition by Webster's New World
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- gnawed away in patches by moth larvae: said as of cloth
- decayed or decrepit in appearance; worn-out
moth-eaten definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Eaten away by moth larvae.
- Old and timeworn: a moth-eaten phrase.
- Shabby; decrepit.