来自古法语fuste, 瓶塞，酒塞，来自拉丁语fustis, 短棍，木棍，其原义为瓶塞味的。后来引申词义霉臭的，守旧的。比较corked.
- fusty: see beat
- fusty (adj.)
- "stale-smelling," late 14c., from French fusté "fusty, tasting of the cask," from Old French fuste, fuist "wine cask," originally "stick, stave, wood" (Modern French fût), from Latin fustis "staff, stick of wood" (see fustigate). Related: Fustiness. Fustilugs was 17c. slang for "a woman of gross or corpulent habit" [OED], later generally in dialect for a big-boned person.
- 1. The fusty old establishment refused to recognise the demand for popular music.
- 2. a dark fusty room
- 3. This blanket smells a bit fusty.
- 4. Under Mr Blair, fusty old Britain has become an international exemplar of openness.
- 在布莱尔的领导下, 曾经老迈保守的大不列颠摇身一变成了国际间开放的榜样.
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