- the act of hunting or catching mice
- Naut. cord strung across the gap between the point and shank of a hook to keep something attached from slipping off
Origin of mousingFrom mouse a large mouselike knot on a rope
- Present participle of mouse.
(comparative more mousing, superlative most mousing)
- Impertinently inquisitive; prying; meddlesome.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.