Of, characteristic of, or like a mouse, in any of various ways; quiet, timid, drab, etc.
Resembling a mouse, especially:
- Having a drab, pale brown color.Mousy hair.
- Having small sharp features.A mousy face.
- Quiet; timid; shy.
Infested with mice.
Full of or infested with mice.
A greyish brown colour.
It's a god-awful small affair to the girl with the mousy hair David Bowie - Life on Mars? (1971)
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.
Origin of mousy
- From mouse +"Ž -y.