oozy

1
[oo-zee]
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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.
  1. 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

  • He rose to his feet, sinking almost to the top of his boots in the oozy slime.

    Mistress Wilding

    Rafael Sabatini

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

  • 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


British Dictionary definitions for oozy

oozy

1
adjective oozier or ooziest
  1. moist or dripping

oozy

2
adjective oozier or ooziest
  1. 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.

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