adjective, phlegm·i·er, phlegm·i·est.

of, relating to, or characterized by phlegm.

Origin of phlegmy

First recorded in 1540–50; phlegm + -y1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for phlegmy

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper