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Date: 1400-1500
Origin: fust 'wooden wine container' (15-16 centuries), from Old French, from Latin fustis; FUSTIAN

fusty

adjective
     
fus‧ty
1 if rooms, clothes, buildings etc are fusty, they have an unpleasant smell, because they have not been used for a long time [= musty]
2 informal ideas or people that are fusty are old-fashioned:
fusty old academics
fustiness noun [uncountable]

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