adjective, marsh·i·er, marsh·i·est.

like a marsh; soft and wet; boggy.
pertaining to a marsh.
consisting of or constituting a marsh, bog, swamp, or the like.

Origin of marshy

First recorded in 1350–1400, marshy is from the Middle English word mershi. See marsh, -y1
Related formsmarsh·i·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for marshy

soggy, miry, mucky, quaggy, boggy, fenny, paludal

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adjective marshier or marshiest

of, involving, or like a marsh
Derived Formsmarshiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for marshy

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

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