muddy

[ muhd-ee ]
/ ˈmʌd i /

adjective, mud·di·er, mud·di·est.

verb (used with object), mud·died, mud·dy·ing.

verb (used without object), mud·died, mud·dy·ing.

to become muddy.

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Origin of muddy

First recorded in 1375–1425, muddy is from the late Middle English word muddi. See mud, -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM muddy

mud·di·ly, adverbmud·di·ness, nounun·mud·died, adjectiveun·mud·dy, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for muddied

muddy
/ (ˈmʌdɪ) /

adjective -dier or -diest

covered or filled with mud
not clear or brightmuddy colours
cloudya muddy liquid
(esp of thoughts) confused or vague

verb -dies, -dying or -died

to become or cause to become muddy

Derived forms of muddy

muddily, adverbmuddiness, noun
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