fusty

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Old French fust (wood) (modern French fût), from Latin fustis (a cudgel)

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fusty (comparative fustier, superlative fustiest)

  1. Moldy or musty.
  2. Stale-smelling or stuffy.
  3. (figuratively, by extension) old-fashioned, refusing to change or update.
  4. (of wine) Tasting of the cask.

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