mouldy (comparative mouldier or more mouldy, superlative mouldiest or most mouldy)
- Covered with mould.
- Synonym: rotten
- Showing signs of neglect; disused.
- (UK, colloquial) Worthless; lousy; rotten.
- 2014, Patricia Combs, Café Paradise:
- 'Go cuddle up to your mouldy old papers,' she shouted at him. 'See how warm they'll keep you.' She slammed the door and made to walk off.
- (obsolete, slang, derogatory) Gray-headed, whether from age or hair powder.
- 1820, Satirical and Political Pamphlets, page 27:
- Let him be great, as e'er he will, / He's rotten at the heart's core still; / Yet counsel from his mouldy pate, / Supports the trembling chair of state, / And scatters with unsparing hand, / A thousand miseries o'er the land; […]
covered with mould
neglected — see neglected
- (gray-headed): 1873, John Camden Hotten, The Slang Dictionary