foisty

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From foist +‎ -y.

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foisty (comparative more foisty, superlative most foisty)

  1. mouldy, musty, fusty
    • 1669, John Worlidge, Systema agriculturae: The Mystery of Husbandry Discovered:
      Thrash not Wheat to keep untill March, lest it prove foisty.
    • 2000, Samuel Bamford, Martin Hewitt, Robert Poole, The Diaries of Samuel Bamford, page 2:
      Papers 150 years old, mildewed, rotten and stinking like muck; and mouldy foisty old books dating from 1638.

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