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

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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 and Why You Should Visit," 18 Oct. 2018 The ball also didn't fly over the crossbar because the surface at the Rose Bowl was disastrously boggy, bumpy, or dry. SI.com, "World Cup Countdown: 6 Weeks to Go - Roberto Baggio & the Elusive Daemon of Genius," 13 May 2018 The punishing route will take them through dense forest, boggy wetlands, and vast, trackless deserts. April Austin, The Christian Science Monitor, "'A Long Way From Home' shifts from a lively 1950s travelogue to a darker debate over racial identity," 22 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of boggy

1587, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of boggy was in 1587

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