[ sog-ee ]
/ ˈsɒg i /

adjective, sog·gi·er, sog·gi·est.

soaked; thoroughly wet; sodden.
damp and heavy, as poorly baked bread.
spiritless, heavy, dull, or stupid: a soggy novel.

Nearby words

  1. softy,
  2. sog,
  3. sogat,
  4. sogdian,
  5. sogdiana,
  6. sognafjord,
  7. soh,
  8. sohf,
  9. soho,
  10. soho square

Origin of soggy

1590–1600; dial. sog bog + -y1; compare Norwegian (dial.) soggjast to get soaked

Related formssog·gi·ly, adverbsog·gi·ness, nounun·sog·gy, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for soggy


/ (ˈsɒɡɪ) /

adjective -gier or -giest

soaked with liquid
(of bread, pastry, etc) moist and heavy
informal lacking in spirit or positiveness
Derived Formssoggily, adverbsogginess, noun

Word Origin for soggy

C18: probably from dialect sog marsh, of obscure origin

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Word Origin and History for soggy



1722, perhaps from dialectal sog "bog, swamp," or the verb sog "become soaked," both of unknown origin, + -y (2). Related: Soggily; sogginess.

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