Fusty Old Brits

M-W’s Word of the Day, pray tell?

fusty \FUSS-tee\ adj

1 British : impaired by age or dampness : moldy
2 : saturated with dust and stale odors : musty
*3 : rigidly old-fashioned or reactionary

Example sentence:
Tweed jackets and horn-rimmed glasses give Professor Mitchell a fusty air, but he’s actually much hipper than he looks.

Somehow I doubt anyone at M-W.com is qualified to determine how hip this or any other professor is.

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