Fusty - #532


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Mar 06 2019 17

Today’s word of the day is fusty, F-U-S-T-Y. Fusty is an adjective than means old-fashioned or out-of-date.


Fusty comes from an Old French word Fuste (fyoost) which meant “smelling of the cask.” A cask was a wooden case that would decay over time. Today Fusty can be used literally to mean something that smells stale. Or it can be used metaphorically to mean something that is old-fashioned. 


You’re not really going to wear those fusty old bell-bottoms in public, are you, dad? It’s been decades since they’ve been in style. 


Fusy is spelled F-U-S-T-Y.