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marshy

[mahr-shee]
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adjective, marsh·i·er, marsh·i·est.
  1. like a marsh; soft and wet; boggy.
  2. pertaining to a marsh.
  3. consisting of or constituting a marsh, bog, swamp, or the like.
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Origin of marshy

First recorded in 1350–1400, marshy is from the Middle English word mershi. See marsh, -y1
Related formsmarsh·i·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for marshy

marshy

adjective marshier or marshiest
  1. of, involving, or like a marsh
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Derived Formsmarshiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for marshy

adj.

late 14c., from marsh + -y (2). Related: Marshiness.

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