phlegmy

[ flem-ee ]
/ ˈflɛm i /
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adjective, phlegm·i·er, phlegm·i·est.

of, relating to, or characterized by phlegm.

Origin of phlegmy

First recorded in 1540–50; phlegm + -y1
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phlegmy


adj.

1540s, from phlegm + -y (2).

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