Tuesday, September 18, 2001
Definitions for quagmire
- Soft, wet, miry land that shakes or yields under the feet.
- A difficult or precarious position or situation; a predicament.
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Citations for quagmire
. . .drenching rains that reduced all the roads to quagmires.
Slowly, inevitably, over the course of several months, Don Jaime's pupil draws him into a quagmire of plot and counterplot.
Origin of quagmire
Quagmire is from quag, a dialectical variant of quake (from Old English cwacian) + mire, from Old Norse myrr, "a swamp."