mousy mousy  /ˈmaʊ si/


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


  1. She's evolved from a mousy former physicist into a formidable political panther who carefully plans and ruthlessly executes her strikes.
  2. There's nothing mousy about Stewart.
  3. The lecturer, a mousy older man whose head is the size, shape and texture of a bowling ball, has called for a volunteer to demonstrate the power.


  • Watch Peggy Olson Break Through the Glass Ceiling

    Of all the characters we've enjoyed these past six seasons of Mad Men, we've really rooted for Peggy Olson. In early episodes, it was hard not to find her mousy voice irritating, but she's now one of the show's most fearless, vocal personalities. In last week's episode, she barged into Don's ... More »
    on June 21, 2013     Source: New York Magazine


  1. "I'd be more than happy to date William- so long as he ditches the mousy girlfriend," Paris told New!
    on Nov 20, 2008 By: Paris Hilton Source:

  2. "I just assumed that Edith was the one for me because she was the mousy put-upon girl, so I prepared Edith and they asked me if I would try reading Darlene," Fischer said.
    on Dec 18, 2007 By: Jenna Fischer Source: Philadelphia Daily News

  3. But, as Marinca says, she turns out to be, "a woman who uses mousy looks as a camouflage in a deadly battle of power".
    on Dec 29, 2009 By: Anamaria Marinca Source:

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