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[swom-pee] /ˈswɒm pi/
adjective, swampier, swampiest.
of the nature of, resembling, or abounding in swamps.
found in swamps.
Origin of swampy
First recorded in 1640-50; swamp + -y1
Related forms
swampiness, noun
unswampy, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Coming to the edge of the swampy clearing we saw a strange sight.

    In the Valley Harold Frederic
  • As far as she could see stretched a low, swampy marsh of wet land.

  • Darkness of smoke, denseness of forest growth, treachery of swampy soil!

    The Long Roll Mary Johnston
  • They did not pay so much attention to the swampy ground at either end.

    Ben Comee

    M. J. (Michael Joseph) Canavan
  • Must be wrong,” he thought, “for the river banks were swampy.

    Hunting the Skipper George Manville Fenn

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