oozy

1
[ oo-zee ]
/ ˈu zi /

adjective, ooz·i·er, ooz·i·est.

exuding moisture.
damp with moisture.

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Origin of oozy

1
First recorded in 1705–15; ooze1 + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM oozy

ooz·i·ness, noun

Definition for oozy (2 of 2)

oozy2
[ oo-zee ]
/ ˈu zi /

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

OTHER WORDS FROM oozy

ooz·i·ly, adverbooz·i·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for oozy (1 of 2)

oozy1
/ (ˈuːzɪ) /

adjective oozier or ooziest

moist or dripping

British Dictionary definitions for oozy (2 of 2)

oozy2
/ (ˈuːzɪ) /

adjective oozier or ooziest

of, resembling, or containing mud; slimy

Derived forms of oozy

oozily, adverbooziness, noun
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