moth-eaten definition

  • adjective:
    • Eaten away by moth larvae.
    • Old and timeworn: a moth-eaten phrase.
    • Shabby; decrepit.
    • Containing holes with been consumed by moth larvae.
    • old plus poor problem
    • having holes considering consuming by moths or moth larvae; -- of cloth or clothes.
    • used or eaten away by (or as though by) moths
    • lacking originality or spontaneity; no longer new
    • showing signs of wear and tear

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