Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

Words You've Been Using Wrong

marshy

[mahr-shee] /ˈmɑr ʃi/
adjective, marshier, marshiest.
1.
like a marsh; soft and wet; boggy.
2.
pertaining to a marsh.
3.
consisting of or constituting a marsh, bog, swamp, or the like.
Origin of marshy
1350-1400
First recorded in 1350-1400, marshy is from the Middle English word mershi. See marsh, -y1
Related forms
marshiness, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for marshy
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
British Dictionary definitions for marshy

marshy

/ˈmɑːʃɪ/
adjective marshier, marshiest
1.
of, involving, or like a marsh
Derived Forms
marshiness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for marshy
adj.

late 14c., from marsh + -y (2). Related: Marshiness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Nearby words for marshy

Word Value for marshy

14
13
Scrabble Words With Friends