[ smog-ee, smaw-gee ]
/ ˈsmɒg i, ˈsmɔ gi /

adjective, smog·gi·er, smog·gi·est.

full of or characterized by smog.

Nearby words

  1. smock mill,
  2. smocked,
  3. smocking,
  4. smog,
  5. smogbound,
  6. smokable,
  7. smoke,
  8. smoke alarm,
  9. smoke and mirrors,
  10. smoke bomb

Origin of smoggy

First recorded in 1925–30; smog + -y1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for smoggy

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

    Telempathy|Vance Simonds

Word Origin and History for smoggy



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper