[smog-ee, smaw-gee]

adjective, smog·gi·er, smog·gi·est.

full of or characterized by smog.

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

Historical Examples of smoggy

  • 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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper