Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Resembling a mouse, especially.
  • adjective Having a drab, pale brown color.
  • adjective Having small sharp features.
  • adjective Quiet; timid; shy.
  • adjective Infested with mice.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or relating to a mouse or the color or smell of a mouse.
  • Abounding with mice.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Infested with mice; smelling of mice.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Resembling a mouse
  • adjective Quiet, stealthy
  • adjective Timid
  • adjective A greyish brown colour.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective infested with mice
  • adjective quiet and timid and ineffectual
  • adjective of something having a drab pale brown color resembling a mouse

Etymologies

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From mouse +‎ -y

Examples

  • First Impression: Irma is described as mousy in both demeanor and appearance.

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  • First Impression: Irma is described as mousy in both demeanor and appearance.

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  • Verdict: At the start, my hair would best be described as mousy.

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  • Verdict: At the start, my hair would best be described as mousy.

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  • Verdict: At the start, my hair would best be described as mousy.

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  • Verdict: At the start, my hair would best be described as mousy.

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  • Verdict: At the start, my hair would best be described as mousy.

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  • Verdict: At the start, my hair would best be described as mousy.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Sunbeam shone, mousy girl on the end pew

    You'd stay home, oh if only they'd let you

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    (Le Pastie de la Bourgeoisie, by Belle and Sebastian)

    September 8, 2008