View synonyms for boggy


[ bog-ee, baw-gee ]


, bog·gi·er, bog·gi·est.
  1. containing or full of bogs: bog:

    It was difficult walking through the boggy terrain.

  2. wet and spongy:

    The ground is boggy under foot.

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Other Words From

  • boggi·ness noun
  • un·boggy adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of boggy1

First recorded in 1580–90; bog 1 + -y 1

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Example Sentences

Exyra fax spends its entire childhood inside one of its boggy namesakes.

Then head west to the otherworldly Dolly Sods Wilderness in the Monongahela National Forest in West Virginia, whose boggy terrain looks quite a bit like southern Canada especially on a foggy day.

It ended in a broad open moor, stony; and full of damp boggy hollows, forlorn and desolate under the autumn sky.

We worked rather towards Bertry, avoiding woods and boggy bits, but the line wasn't easy to keep.

Occasionally a more insecure area was encountered, where one of us would go down to the thighs in the boggy ground.

As the soil is soft, and the slope very gentle till near the Miosson, the bottom of this hollow may well have been boggy.

Boggy pools there are, especially on the western side (all drained in our time).





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