from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Eaten away by moth larvae.
- adj. Old and timeworn: a moth-eaten phrase.
- adj. Shabby; decrepit.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Containing holes by having been eaten by moth larvae.
- adj. old and in poor condition
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. having holes due to eating by moths or moth larvae; -- of cloth or clothing.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. worn or eaten away by (or as if by) moths
- adj. lacking originality or spontaneity; no longer new
- adj. showing signs of wear and tear
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