- exuding moisture.
- damp with moisture.
Origin of oozy1
- of or like ooze, soft mud, or slime.
Origin of oozy2
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Examples from the Web for oozy
He rose to his feet, sinking almost to the top of his boots in the oozy slime.Mistress Wilding
The base of it lay in a definite hollow, reed-grown and oozy.The Twins of Suffering Creek
Again and again he struggled furiously to escape from the oozy quagmire.The Camp in the Snow
William Murray Graydon
But it is here, by this oozy margin, that they find the clay to frame their dwellings.In the West Country
Francis A. Knight
When it was almost as deep as his boot tops he got stuck in the oozy, mucky mud.My Father's Dragon
Ruth Stiles Gannett
- moist or dripping
- of, resembling, or containing mud; slimy
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Word Origin and History for oozy
Old English wosig "juicy, moist" (see ooze (v.)). Related: Ooziness.
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