mossback

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

moss +‎ back

NounEdit

mossback (plural mossbacks)

  1. A turtle that, because of its age, has a growth of algae on its back.
  2. (by extension) A very conservative or reactionary person, especially one with old-fashioned views.

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Last modified on 20 June 2013, at 17:37