boggy

[ bog-ee, baw-gee ]
/ ˈbɒg i, ˈbɔ gi /

adjective, bog·gi·er, bog·gi·est.

containing or full of bogs: It was difficult walking through the boggy terrain.
wet and spongy: The ground is boggy under foot.

Nearby words

  1. bogger,
  2. bogging,
  3. boggle,
  4. boggle the mind,
  5. boggler,
  6. boghazkeui,
  7. boghazköy,
  8. boghead coal,
  9. bogie,
  10. bogle

Origin of boggy

First recorded in 1580–90; bog1 + -y1

Related formsbog·gi·ness, nounun·bog·gy, adjective

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Word Origin and History for boggy

boggy

adj.

1580s, from bog (n.) + -y (2). Related: Bogginess.

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