[bog-ee, baw-gee]

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.

Origin of boggy

First recorded in 1580–90; bog1 + -y1
Related formsbog·gi·ness, nounun·bog·gy, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for boggy

Historical Examples of boggy

  • The ground around, which was boggy and treacherous, was held by the enemy.

    Micah Clarke

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • Prouided, that the ground neither be boggy, nor the inundation be past 24.

  • Just then Kit came back with a hat of water from167 a boggy place.

  • Snape is a dialect word for boggy ground, and Wong means a meadow.

    The Romance of Names

    Ernest Weekley

  • The ground near this place is boggy, and animals should be watered with buckets.

    The Prairie Traveler

    Randolph Marcy

Word Origin and History for boggy

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper