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soggy

[sog-ee] /ˈsɒg i/
adjective, soggier, soggiest.
1.
soaked; thoroughly wet; sodden.
2.
damp and heavy, as poorly baked bread.
3.
spiritless, heavy, dull, or stupid:
a soggy novel.
Origin of soggy
1590-1600
1590-1600; dial. sog bog + -y1; compare Norwegian (dial.) soggjast to get soaked
Related forms
soggily, adverb
sogginess, noun
unsoggy, adjective
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  • Something let go with a soggy snap, and the misty man was gone.

    Death of a Spaceman Walter M. Miller
  • If the frying fat is not very hot when fish are put in, they will be soggy with it.

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  • You know you don't want to go back to a dish of prunes and soggy cake.

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  • Horace was even glummer than ever, as soggy as his own oatmeal.

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  • Then he rose and, slapping his soggy hat on his head, walked out of the place.

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British Dictionary definitions for soggy

soggy

/ˈsɒɡɪ/
adjective -gier, -giest
1.
soaked with liquid
2.
(of bread, pastry, etc) moist and heavy
3.
(informal) lacking in spirit or positiveness
Derived Forms
soggily, adverb
sogginess, noun
Word Origin
C18: probably from dialect sog marsh, of obscure origin
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Word Origin and History for soggy
adj.

1722, perhaps from dialectal sog "bog, swamp," or the verb sog "become soaked," both of unknown origin, + -y (2). Related: Soggily; sogginess.

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