- a quagmire.
Origin of quag
Related Words for quagmarshland, fen, mire, glade, quagmire, mud, moor, slough, marsh, swampland, bog, morass, swale, polder, wetland, muskeg, everglade, holm
Examples from the Web for quag
Historical Examples of quag
Bene, satis, male,— Where was I with my trope 'bout one in a quag?The Book of Humorous Verse
I suppose he must have wrung his off hind leg in fighting through the quag.The Splendid Spur
Arthur T. Quiller Couch
Quaw or quagh; a quag or quagmire:—'I was unwilling to attempt the quagh.'English As We Speak It in Ireland
P. W. Joyce
But the light is at the inn, and there is no quag in front of that.Return of the Native
Once the quag was so deep, that to avoid sinking in it we had to be carried, one by one, on the back of our Malay driver.Narrative of the Circumnavigation of the Globe by the Austrian Frigate Novara, Volume I
Karl Ritter von Scherzer
- another word for quagmire
Word Origin for quag
"marshy spot," 1580s, a variant of Middle English quabbe "a marsh, bog," from Old English *cwabba "shake, tremble" (like something soft and flabby).