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Definition of "fusty" [fusty]

  • Smelling of mildew or decay; musty. (adjective)
  • Old-fashioned; antique. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "fusty" in a sentence
  • "The stem snapped in half years ago, and its case is worn, but it still exudes a kind of fusty dignity."
  • "It's become a kind of fusty shtick it conjures up the voices of Carl Kasell and Charles Osgood."
  • "Weds Letters), I would suggest the expression for responding to a post, when even as you're writing, you suspect they just put it there to provoke the kind of fusty response you're now drafting, but you're just too pedantic to stop yourself commenting, should be known as post-imprissionism."