Definitions

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  • adj. damp; musty
  • adj. bad-mannered

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Damp; musty.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Musty: stale.
  • Damp; muggy.
  • High-tempered; violent.

Etymologies

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Perhaps akin to German Reif hoarfrost.

Examples

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  • Though most people think he is daft he

    Makes some think, “not crazy but crafty.”

    I doubt it’s a feint

    ‘Cause clever he ain’t.

    The man is authentically rafty.

    November 20, 2017