fog·​gy | \ ˈfȯ-gē How to pronounce foggy (audio) , ˈfä-\
foggier; foggiest

Definition of foggy

1a : filled or abounding with fog
b : covered or made opaque by moisture or grime
2 : blurred or obscured as if by fog hadn't the foggiest notion

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Other Words from foggy

foggily \ ˈfȯ-​gə-​lē How to pronounce foggily (audio) , ˈfä-​ \ adverb
fogginess \ ˈfȯ-​gē-​nəs How to pronounce fogginess (audio) , ˈfä-​ \ noun

Examples of foggy in a Sentence

I don't remember what her name was—my memory is a little foggy. it's pretty foggy outside, so be careful driving home

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Washington has had several foggy days this winter, but Saturday morning conditions appeared to be near the foggiest. Martin Weil, Washington Post, "Fog is here, suggestive of “little cat feet“of poetry fame," 24 Feb. 2018 And yet, Deschamps seems to have only a foggy idea of what his best lineup is. Joshua Robinson, WSJ, "France Wins Again, but the Question Persists: Is It a Contender?," 21 June 2018 Nike’s latest effort comes at a time when picking a winning lottery number might be easier than predicting retail’s foggy future. Ronald D. White,, "Nike knows what Angelenos like to buy. Its new data-driven store will stock those products," 12 July 2018 Those first images, taken on a foggy afternoon, turned out to be the start of a three-year project. Sam Whiting, San Francisco Chronicle, "Alluring images of dark destinations on display in ‘Westward’ group show," 9 May 2018 The type of exhaustion those with chronic illness deal with affects both the body and mind, often leaving us feeling weak and foggy. Caitlin Flynn, Allure, "7 Things You Shouldn't Say to Someone With a Chronic or Invisible Illness," 16 Oct. 2018 Nine days after the new year, Wilson was walking with his 17-year-old friend on a frigid and foggy Chicago night. Barnini Chakraborty, Fox News, "Chicago's children caught in the crossfire: Alarming number of minors shot or killed in violence-plagued city," 31 Aug. 2018 Japanese media quoted witnesses as saying the helicopter was flying extremely low in foggy weather before the crash. Fox News, "All 9 aboard rescue chopper crashed in Japan confirmed dead," 11 Aug. 2018 The legislation allows for places like Sacramento with comparatively large yards and hot, dry summers to use more water outdoors than in foggy coastal regions where yards are small and cool weather lessens the need to water as much. Ryan Sabalow And Dale Kasler, sacbee, "No, Californians, you won't be fined $1,000 if you shower and do laundry the same day," 6 June 2018

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First Known Use of foggy

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for foggy

earlier, spongy, marshy, thick, probably from fog second growth of grass, from Middle English fogge

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English Language Learners Definition of foggy

: having or filled with fog
: covered with small drops of water
: not clear : vague or confused


fog·​gy | \ ˈfȯ-gē How to pronounce foggy (audio) , ˈfä-\
foggier; foggiest

Kids Definition of foggy

1 : filled with fog a foggy morning
2 : unsure or confused My memory is foggy.

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