The definition of mousy is a shy and nervous person, or someone with a drab appearance.
An example of mousy is a person who is anxious around others and doesn't want to speak in group settings.
- of, characteristic of, or like a mouse, in any of various ways; quiet, timid, drab, etc.
- full of or infested with mice
- Resembling a mouse, especially:a. Having a drab, pale brown color: mousy hair.b. Having small sharp features: a mousy face.c. Quiet; timid; shy.
- Infested with mice.
(comparative mousier, superlative mousiest)
- Resembling a mouse
- Quiet, stealthy
- A greyish brown colour.
- It's a god-awful small affair to the girl with the mousy hair David Bowie - Life on Mars? (1971)
From mouse +"Ž -y.