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

Examples of boggy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Setting The Searcher and The Hunter far from Dublin, out among the boggy wilds and muddy farms of Ireland’s west coast, pulls at a different aspect of the country’s economic decline. Hillary Kelly, The Atlantic, 11 Mar. 2024 An ancient worshiper stopped at the edge of a boggy area in modern-day Wales and looked at the spring. Aspen Pflughoeft, Miami Herald, 29 Feb. 2024 But instead of beaches and saltwater marshes, woodcock are found where boggy, muddy areas meet with dense cover and young forests. Matthew Every, Field & Stream, 18 Oct. 2023 Nearby limestone and sandstone were ruled out as filler because crews worried such material would soon decay in the wet soil, returning the site to its boggy condition. The Salt Lake Tribune, 7 Sep. 2023 Select types of cars—many of which had off-road wheels—were also able to navigate the boggy terrain. Eleanor Pringle, Fortune, 5 Sep. 2023 There were little patches in town, on the boggy tundra next to the airport road or behind a little subdivision of newer housing. Zachariah Hughes, Anchorage Daily News, 19 Aug. 2023 And throughout testing across gravel, concrete, dirt, sand, and boggy terrain, the functionality measured up to the promise of all the bells and whistles included. Samson McDougall, Health, 4 Aug. 2023 Poison sumac is a shrub-like plant that grows in boggy areas. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 29 July 2023

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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 23 Apr. 2024.

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