mousey mousey

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) infested with mice
  2. (adj) of something having a drab pale brown color resembling a mouse
  3. (adj) quiet and timid and ineffectual

Usage(s):

  1. A TV producer decides to bring him together with the mousey clerk who foiled the robbery.
  2. Bubbling over with talk was mousey little Moshe Menuhin, father of Yehudi.
  3. In short, beneath that mousey exterior, that shy desire simply to be accepted, a terrible power lurks, waiting to be called forth.

News

  • Meet the copyists inside the Louvre

    Sigrid Avrillier might be a 65-year-old woman living in Paris, but for four hours each day she is transformed into the legendary Renaissance painter, Peter Paul Rubens. You wouldn't know it to look at her -- a former physics teacher with mousey brown...
    on November 30, 2013     Source: WKBT La Crosse

Quotes

  1. "Initially, she's wearing glasses and (is) a little mousey and, as she develops this crush, she gets a little foxier, tries to impress me," said Radnor.
    on Mar 14, 2008 By: Josh Radnor Source: WIBW

  2. "When you see the early Edna, in black and white photos, she's a completely different character to the one we know today - a mousey little housewife with a strange hat," says Barry Cryer, a long time friend of Barry Humphries.
    on Feb 18, 2009 By: Barry Cryer Source: BBC News

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