One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Infested with or damaged by moths.‘tattered mothy curtains’
- ‘‘I came to see the mail, and the latest news,’ Clarissa said, helping her to her mothy armchair.’
- ‘Well endowed bovines are paraded in the ring in a simulacrum of a Mr Universe competition; absurd judges in bowler hats and mothy suits dribble over muscle and leather like old queens in a biker bar.’
- ‘We collected around a table surrounded with mothy Confederate flags.’
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