What does the word fusty mean?

    Part of speech: noun


  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Musty; moldy.

Usage examples for fusty

  1. A fusty uncleanly scent of bats and squirrels offended him; and the rough wooden cot with its coarse black blankets was uninviting even to a weary man who longed for repose. – The Outcaste by F. E. Penny
  2. Wherefore I sez: why not 'ave this 'ere musty- fusty place, a reg'ler breedin' 'ole for hinsects, wopses, 'ornits, snails an' green caterpillars- ah! – God's Good Man by Marie Corelli
  3. Scarcely pleasanter are the sensations of the Minister or the M. P. who goes from a breakfast- party, full of buttered muffins and broiled salmon, to the sedentary desk- work of his office or the fusty wrangles of a Grand Committee. – Collections and Recollections by George William Erskine Russell