Definition of mothy in US English:


adjectivemothier, mothiest

  • Infested with or damaged by moths.

    ‘tattered mothy curtains’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘‘I came to see the mail, and the latest news,’ Clarissa said, helping her to her mothy armchair.’