Word of the day

The word for today is…

fusty (adj) – 1. Smelling of mildew or decay; musty.
2. Old-fashioned; antique.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : “stale-smelling,” late 14th century, from French fusté “fusty, tasting of the cask,” from Old French fuste, fuist “wine cask,” originally “stick, stave, wood” (Modern French fût), from Latin fustis “staff, stick of wood”. Related: Fustiness. Fustilugs was 17th century slang for “a woman of gross or corpulent habit”, later generally in dialect for a big-boned person.

 


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