marshy

[ 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.

Nearby words

  1. marshbuck,
  2. marshfield,
  3. marshland,
  4. marshmallow,
  5. marshwort,
  6. marsilid,
  7. marsilius of padua,
  8. marsipobranch,
  9. marston,
  10. marston moor

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

/ (ˈmɑːʃɪ) /

adjective marshier or marshiest

of, involving, or like a marsh
Derived Formsmarshiness, noun

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Word Origin and History for marshy

marshy

adj.

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

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