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 Dictionary entry overview: What does mousey mean? 

MOUSEY (adjective)
  The adjective MOUSEY has 3 senses:

1. infested with mice
2. of something having a drab pale brown color resembling a mouse
3. quiet and timid and ineffectual

  Familiarity information: MOUSEY used as an adjective is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 

MOUSEY (adjective)

Sense 1mousey [BACK TO TOP]


Infested with mice

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)


mousey; mousy


mouse (any of numerous small rodents typically resembling diminutive rats having pointed snouts and small ears on elongated bodies with slender usually hairless tails)

Sense 2mousey [BACK TO TOP]


Of something having a drab pale brown color resembling a mouse


mouse-colored; mouselike; mousey; mousy

Context examples:

a mousy brownish-grey color / mousy hair / mouse-colored hair


chromatic (being or having or characterized by hue)

Sense 3mousey [BACK TO TOP]


Quiet and timid and ineffectual


mousy; mousey


timid (showing fear and lack of confidence)

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