oozy

1
[oo-zee]

adjective, ooz·i·er, ooz·i·est.

exuding moisture.
damp with moisture.

Origin of oozy

1
First recorded in 1705–15; ooze1 + -y1
Related formsooz·i·ness, noun

oozy

2
[oo-zee]

adjective, ooz·i·er, ooz·i·est.

of or like ooze, soft mud, or slime.

Origin of oozy

2
First recorded in 1350–1400, oozy is from the Middle English word wosi. See ooze2, -y1
Related formsooz·i·ly, adverbooz·i·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for oozy

Contemporary Examples of oozy

  • Some juice spills out when one is sliced or bitten, but it isn't nearly as plump and oozy as a traditional link.

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    The Texas Church of Beef

    Jane & Michael Stern

    April 27, 2014

  • Cut into them and find a hidden treat of melty, oozy mozzarella.

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    What to Eat: Spring Salads

    Cookstr.com

    April 6, 2010

Historical Examples of oozy

  • It swooped like a dropping stone, and I swerved and drove in the lance at its oozy eye.

    The Lost Continent

    C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne

  • We cross over the bridges that span salty channels, oozy and redolent of ocean and sea-weed during the hours of ebb.

  • Over a briny, oozy marsh lies a crust of salt six to sixteen inches thick.

    The Mystic Mid-Region

    Arthur J. Burdick

  • There are more creepy, oozy things in that cypress swamp over there than a man can afford to meet in the dark.

    Diane of the Green Van

    Leona Dalrymple

  • The base of it lay in a definite hollow, reed-grown and oozy.



British Dictionary definitions for oozy

oozy

1

adjective oozier or ooziest

moist or dripping

oozy

2

adjective oozier or ooziest

of, resembling, or containing mud; slimy
Derived Formsoozily, adverbooziness, noun
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Word Origin and History for oozy
adj.

Old English wosig "juicy, moist" (see ooze (v.)). Related: Ooziness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper