Definition of fusty adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈfʌsti//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈfʌsti//
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  1. 1smelling old, damp or not fresh synonym musty a dark fusty room
  2. 2old-fashioned fusty ideas a fusty old professor
  3. Word Originlate 15th cent.: from Old French fuste ‘smelling of the cask’, from fust ‘cask, tree trunk’, from Latin fustis ‘cudgel’.
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