Mothy Moth"y, a. Infested with moths; moth-eaten. ``An old mothy saddle.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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  • mothy — [môth′ē] adj. mothier, mothiest 1. infested with moths 2. moth eaten …   English World dictionary

  • mothy — adjective see moth …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • mothy — /maw thee, moth ee/, adj., mothier, mothiest. 1. containing moths. 2. moth eaten. [1590 1600; MOTH + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • mothy — adjective a) infested with moths b) moth eaten …   Wiktionary

  • mothy — moth·y || mɔθɪ / mÉ’ adj. infested with moths; worn out by moths; eaten away by moths; moth eaten, out of date, old fashioned …   English contemporary dictionary

  • mothy — adjective (mothier, mothiest) infested with or damaged by moths …   English new terms dictionary

  • mothy — moth•y [[t]ˈmɔ θi, ˈmɒθ i[/t]] adj. moth•i•er, moth•i•est 1) containing moths 2) moth eaten • Etymology: 1590–1600 …   From formal English to slang

  • mothy — /ˈmɒθi/ (say mothee) adjective (mothier, mothiest) 1. containing moths. 2. moth eaten. {moth + y1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • mothy — adj. (mothier, mothiest) infested with moths …   Useful english dictionary

  • moth — noun (plural moths) Etymology: Middle English mothe, from Old English moththe; akin to Middle High German motte moth Date: before 12th century 1. clothes moth 2. any of various usually nocturnal lepidopteran insects with antennae that are often… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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