boggy

adjective

bog·​gy ˈbä-gē How to pronounce boggy (audio)
ˈbȯ-
boggier; boggiest
: 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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web As temperatures have increased and rain has gotten less predictable in Kenya, every part of Mount Kenya’s environment — from its mixed forests to its boggy heathlands and grasslands — has been touched. Rachel Chason, Washington Post, 10 Nov. 2022 The story of the Netherlands’ long struggles against excess water is written all over its boggy landscape. Brad Plumer, New York Times, 27 Oct. 2022 Up until the 1700s, Waikiki was just a boggy area of land, where people lived, worked, and buried their families. Condé Nast Traveler, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 25 Oct. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1587, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of boggy was in 1587

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“Boggy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/boggy. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

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