[ muhg-ee ]
/ ˈmʌg i /

adjective, mug·gi·er, mug·gi·est.

(of the atmosphere, weather, etc.) oppressively humid; damp and close.

Origin of muggy

1725–35; mug to drizzle (noun and v.) (< Scandinavian; compare Old Norse mugga mist, drizzle) + -y1


mug·gi·ly, adverbmug·gi·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for muggy

/ (ˈmʌɡɪ) /

adjective -gier or -giest

(of weather, air, etc) unpleasantly warm and humid

Derived forms of muggy

muggily, adverbmugginess, noun

Word Origin for muggy

C18: dialect mug drizzle, probably from Scandinavian; compare Old Norse mugga mist
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