oozy

1
[oo-zee]

adjective, ooz·i·er, ooz·i·est.

exuding moisture.
damp with moisture.

Nearby words

  1. oot,
  2. ootheca,
  3. ootid,
  4. ooze,
  5. ooze leather,
  6. op,
  7. op art,
  8. op-,
  9. op-ed,
  10. op-shop

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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British Dictionary definitions for oozy

oozy

1

adjective oozier or ooziest

moist or dripping

adjective oozier or ooziest

of, resembling, or containing mud; slimy
Derived Formsoozily, adverbooziness, noun

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Word Origin and History for oozy

oozy

adj.

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

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