Definition of Masty

1. a. Full of mast; abounding in acorns, etc.

Definition of Masty

1. Adjective. Full of mast; abounding in acorns, etc. ¹

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Definition of Masty

1. of the nature of masts [adj MASTIER, MASTIEST]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Masty

masty (current term)
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Literary usage of Masty

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1. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"334) that in the Craven dialect a great dog is still called a masty. Halliwell also gives masty, very large and big; and masty dog, mastiff, occurring in ..."

2. American Kennel Register: A Monthly Record (1885)
"In this instance we see Ainsworth quoting a wrong number in the "Georgics." but here we have the word masty accepted for mastiff down to 1650. ..."

3. A Dictionary of English Etymology by Hensleigh Wedgwood, John Christopher Atkinson (1872)
"The Fr. must once have had the form mastif, from whence the E. name is taken, as well as the old masty, which is our usual way of rendering the Fr. ..."

4. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1890)
"Full of mast, or the fruit of the oak, beech, etc. Ye masty ... The ME. form seems to have been taken as a plural, whence the later assumed singular masty. ..."

5. The Dialect of Craven: In the West-Riding of the County of York by William Carr (1828)
"A masty, or masty dog, un matin, un gros chien. Miege. Vid. ... So far their young our masty curs will fight Eagerly bark, bristle their backs and bite. ..."

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