Fusty meaning

fŭstē
Not up-to-date; old-fashioned; conservative.
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Smelling of mildew or decay; musty.
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Old-fashioned; antique.
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Smelling stale or stuffy; musty; moldy.
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Stale-smelling or stuffy.
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(figuratively, by extension) Old-fashioned, refusing to change or update.
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(of wine) Tasting of the cask.
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Other Word Forms

Adjective

Base Form:
fusty
Comparative
fustiest
Superlative
fustiest

Origin of fusty

  • Middle English from Old French fust piece of wood, wine cask from Latin fūstis stick, club

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old French fust (“wood”) (modern French fût), from Latin fustis (“a cudgel”)

    From Wiktionary