dusty

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English dusty, dusti, from Old English dūstiġ, dystiġ, dȳstiġ (dusty), equivalent to dust +‎ -y. Cognate with Dutch donzig (cottony, downy, woolly), German dunstig (hazy, misty).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈdʌsti/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ʌsti

Adjective[edit]

dusty (comparative dustier, superlative dustiest)

  1. Covered with dust.
  2. Powdery and resembling dust.
  3. Grey in parts.
  4. (African American Vernacular, slang) Ugly, disgusting (a general term of abuse)

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Etymology[edit]

From Old English dūstiġ; equivalent to dust +‎ -y.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdustiː/, /ˈduːstiː/

Adjective[edit]

dusty

  1. dusty, dust-covered
  2. like dust, powdery

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