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English definition of “mouldy”

mouldy

adjective uk UK (US moldy)   /ˈməʊl.di/ us    /ˈmoʊl-/

mouldy adjective (HAVING MOULD)

covered with mould: mouldy bread/cheeseDecaying and staying freshNot pleasant to eat or drink

mouldy adjective (BAD)

[before noun] UK old-fashioned slang of little value; unpleasant: All he gave me was a mouldy old 50p.Of little or less importanceNot of good qualityRubbish and wasteInformal words for bad not modern or interesting: The city's museums are filled with mouldy old collections.Tedious and uninspiring
(Definition of mouldy from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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