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Jun 24, 2021
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Rodents

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myology
mouse potato
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mousy
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mousy
“If you startle them, they usually drop more food than you can get from their crumbs.”
Cartoon: Dan Piraro

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mousy or mousey

PRONUNCIATION:
(MAU-see/zee)

MEANING:
adjective:
1. Like a mouse in appearance, color, smell, etc.
2. Timid or shy.
3. Quiet or stealthy.
4. Dull or drab.
5. Infested with mice.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Old English mus (mouse). Earliest documented use: 1812.

USAGE:
“‘Second First Impressions’ attempts love for mousy office manager Ruthie Midona, who at 25 lives (and dresses) more like her opinionated elderly residents than her peers.”
Sally Thorne; Rom-Coms Offer Needed Relief, Escape; USA Today (McLean, Virginia); Mar 26, 2021.

See more usage examples of mousy in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Life is an adventure in forgiveness. -Norman Cousins, author, editor, journalist, and professor (24 Jun 1915-1990)

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