[kwag-ee, kwog-ee]

adjective, quag·gi·er, quag·gi·est.

of the nature of or resembling a quagmire; marshy; boggy.
soft or flabby: quaggy flesh.

Origin of quaggy

First recorded in 1600–10; quag + -y1
Related formsquag·gi·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for quaggy

Historical Examples of quaggy

  • Among other things, he noticed that a little trickle of water flowed across it, and that the soil was quaggy in the neighborhood.

  • We bore to the south down a descent, and came to some moory, quaggy ground intersected with water-courses.

    Wild Wales

    George Borrow

  • She pointed toward a spot where the ravine widened into a level strip of quaggy grass and moss which glowed a brilliant emerald.

    The Long Portage

    Harold Bindloss

  • This is a hospitable house,” said Jack; “but the ground must be quaggy underneath, for at every step the building quakes.

  • I cautiously approached its quaggy edges, when I was shocked by what appeared to be a sudden vision!

British Dictionary definitions for quaggy


adjective -gier or -giest

resembling a marsh or quagmire; boggy
yielding, soft, or flabby
Derived Formsquagginess, noun
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