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[ fog-ee, faw-gee ]


, fog·gi·er, fog·gi·est.
  1. thick with or having much fog; misty:

    a foggy valley;

    a foggy spring day.

  2. covered or enveloped as if with fog:

    a foggy mirror.

  3. (of thinking, ideas, etc.) dim or unclear as if obscured by fog; vague:

    I haven't the foggiest notion of where she went.

    Synonyms: muddleheaded, muddled, fuzzy, befuddled

  4. Difficulties with memory, concentration, attention, and fatigue left me feeling foggy and muddled much of the time.

  5. Photography. affected by fog.


/ ˈfɒɡɪ /


  1. thick with fog
  2. obscure or confused
  3. another word for fogged
  4. not the foggiest or not the foggiest idea or not the foggiest notion
    no idea whatsoever

    I haven't the foggiest

“Collins English Dictionary — Complete & Unabridged” 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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Derived Forms

  • ˈfogginess, noun
  • ˈfoggily, adverb
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Other Words From

  • foggi·ly adverb
  • foggi·ness noun
  • un·foggy adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of foggy1

First recorded in 1520–30; fog 2 + -y 1; original sense was “marshy, thick, murky”
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Example Sentences

The first anniversary of the helicopter crash that claimed the lives of Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and seven others arrives Tuesday, and so much has happened since that foggy Sunday morning in Southern California.

One foggy night the Covenant, still in Scotland’s coastal waters, inadvertently runs down a rowboat.

I fill papers, drawers, entire rooms with records, notes, thoughts, while she grows foggier with each passing day.

On foggy streets in south London this week, traffic had thinned, but the sidewalks were still full of schoolchildren.

From Fortune

I splurged on flashlights—one light bulb didn’t seem sufficient for wandering around the foggy forest in the middle of the night.

On a cold, foggy night On Feb 26, 1998 I walked out a dingy hotel in handcuffs.

Do you realize that after six in the evening it fogs over and is foggy at dawn, too?

“Its foggy wording and odd locution stand out in the Constitution,” Waldman writes.

Clinton has much to be proud of from her Foggy Bottom tenure, reset included.

Back at Foggy Bottom… More than three years after U.S. troops withdrew from Iraq, nation-building proceeds apace.

The morning was wet and foggy, and the Prussians surprised the French and cut them off from the road to Paris.

All at once he remembered his promise, and a cunning loophole dawned in his foggy brain.

The night, I remember, was warmly foggy when after midnight we went to finish our talk at my house.

He could not help but voice that plaint, as he had so many times before during that foggy, nightmare journey.

He jumped out of bed, dressed, tore down the lane through a foggy dawn, and ascended the hill.


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