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adjective, swamp·i·er, swamp·i·est.
  1. of the nature of, resembling, or abounding in swamps.
  2. found in swamps.

Origin of swampy

First recorded in 1640–50; swamp + -y1
Related formsswamp·i·ness, nounun·swamp·y, adjective
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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