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mumsy

adjective uk   /ˈmʌm.zi/ UK informal disapproving us  
A mumsy woman has an old-fashioned appearance, like that of a traditional mother: As she became more successful, she changed her mumsy hairstyle for something more glamorous.
Translations of “mumsy”
in Chinese (Traditional) (女性外表)不時髦的,落伍的…
in Chinese (Simplified) (女性外表)不时髦的,落伍的…
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