[ mahr-shee ]
/ ˈmɑr ʃi /

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 forms

marsh·i·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for marshy


/ (ˈmɑːʃɪ) /

adjective marshier or marshiest

of, involving, or like a marsh

Derived Forms

marshiness, noun
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