mussy

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From muss +‎ -y.

Adjective[edit]

mussy (comparative more mussy, superlative most mussy)

  1. having been mussed, messy, rumpled.

Etymology 2[edit]

African-American dialect pronunciation of mercy.

Noun[edit]

mussy (countable and uncountable, plural mussies)

  1. Eye dialect spelling of mercy, representing African American Vernacular English.
    • 1937, Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God, Harper Perennial (2000), page 170:
      God have mussy!