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[smog-ee, smaw-gee]
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adjective, smog·gi·er, smog·gi·est.
  1. full of or characterized by smog.
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Origin of smoggy

First recorded in 1925–30; smog + -y1
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Related Words

confused, dark, dense, dim, dismal, dull, dusky, foggy, gloomy, hazy, heavy, indefinite, indistinct, leaden, lowering, misty, mucky, muddy, murky, mushy

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Historical Examples

  • The Day of the Rally dawned bright and smoggy, but the weather boys promised a clear, cool evening.


    Vance Simonds

Word Origin and History for smoggy


1905, from smog (n.) + -y (2). Related: Smogginess.

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