boggy

adjective
bog·​gy | \ ˈbä-gē How to pronounce boggy (audio) , ˈbȯ- \
boggier; boggiest

Definition of boggy

: consisting of, containing, resembling, or being a bog : swampy, marshy boggy land Beyond the neighborhood lies a boggy expanse of cordgrass…— Sarah Schweitzer … there was no trail, and it was boggy underfoot, which made walking difficult.— E. B. White

Examples of boggy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Up until the 1700s, Waikiki was just a boggy area of land, where people lived, worked, and buried their families. Condé Nast Traveler, "8 Most Haunted Cities in America That You Should Visit," 25 Oct. 2019 Buildings were constructed over the river itself, combined with raising the boggy land of the flood plain with ashes and other wastes. David N Lerner, Quartz, "“Daylighting” underground rivers could bring nature back to cities," 13 Dec. 2019 Up until the 1700s, Waikiki was just a boggy area of land, where people lived, worked, and buried their families. Condé Nast Traveler, "8 Most Haunted Cities in America That You Should Visit," 25 Oct. 2019 In the wild, boggy lands of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, a tundra blanket naturally insulates ice-rich permafrost. Lisa Demer, Anchorage Daily News, "‘The permafrost is dying’: Bethel sees increased shifting of roads and buildings," 7 July 2017 Up until the 1700s, Waikiki was just a boggy area of land, where people lived, worked, and buried their families. Condé Nast Traveler, "8 Most Haunted Cities in America That You Should Visit," 25 Oct. 2019 Up until the 1700s, Waikiki was just a boggy area of land, where people lived, worked, and buried their families. Condé Nast Traveler, "8 Most Haunted Cities in America That You Should Visit," 25 Oct. 2019 With climate change and sea levels rising globally, Venice, originally founded on soft, boggy ground, finds itself in increasingly more trouble each year. National Geographic, "Venice experiencing worst floods in 50 years," 13 Nov. 2019 Up until the 1700s, Waikiki was just a boggy area of land, where people lived, worked, and buried their families. Condé Nast Traveler, "8 Most Haunted Cities in America That You Should Visit," 25 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of boggy

1587, in the meaning defined above

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“Boggy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/boggy. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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