American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Resembling a mouse, especially:
- adj. Having a drab, pale brown color: mousy hair.
- adj. Having small sharp features: a mousy face.
- adj. Quiet; timid; shy.
- adj. Infested with mice.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or relating to a mouse or the color or smell of a mouse.
- Abounding with mice.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Infested with mice; smelling of mice.
- adj. infested with mice
- adj. quiet and timid and ineffectual
- adj. of something having a drab pale brown color resembling a mouse
- From mouse + -y (Wiktionary)
“First Impression: Irma is described as mousy in both demeanor and appearance.”
“Verdict: At the start, my hair would best be described as mousy.”
“He seems to be channeling his inner William Hurt, doing a kind of mousy performance with bad glasses that reminded me of Hurt in The Doctor or other movies of his from twenty-some years back.”
““Very short, kind of mousy brown hair” is how her high-school drama teacher recalls her.”
“She was kind of mousy looking; not unattractive but not hot and certainly not trying very hard.”
“He had once referred to his sister as "mousy," but he hadn't meant it unkindly.”
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“And although "mousy" is a common adjective used by several of the story characters in describing Claire, she is not a weak or mousy character, and nor does she have a weak voice.”
“Paris Hilton wants to date Prince William - when he gets rid of his "mousy" girlfriend.”
“Paris Hilton would love to date Britain's Prince William - but only after the royal gets rid of his "mousy" girlfriend.”
“Paris Hilton wants to get together Prince William - when he gets rid of his "mousy" girlfriend.”
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