foggy

[ fog-ee, faw-gee ]
/ ˈfɒg i, ˈfɔ gi /
See synonyms for: foggy / fogginess on Thesaurus.com

adjective, fog·gi·er, fog·gi·est.

thick with or having much fog; misty: a foggy valley; a foggy spring day.
covered or enveloped as if with fog: a foggy mirror.
blurred or obscured as if by fog; not clear; vague: I haven't the foggiest notion of where she went.
bewildered; perplexed.
Photography. affected by fog.

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Origin of foggy

First recorded in 1520–30; fog2 + -y1; original sense was “marshy, thick, murky”

OTHER WORDS FROM foggy

fog·gi·ly, adverbfog·gi·ness, nounun·fog·gy, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH foggy

foggy , fogy
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British Dictionary definitions for foggy

foggy
/ (ˈfɒɡɪ) /

adjective -gier or -giest

thick with fog
obscure or confused
another word for fogged
not the foggiest, not the foggiest idea or not the foggiest notion no idea whatsoeverI haven't the foggiest

Derived forms of foggy

foggily, adverbfogginess, noun
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