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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Cabello and Mendes's chemistry is palpable, and their interactions in this clip are so steamy that my glasses are now foggy. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "Are Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes Dating? An Investigation," 8 July 2019 Mike Bailardo was just 6 on the day of the fire, so his memory of the event is a bit foggy. Michael Hamad,, "The living survivors of the Hartford circus fire still carry the scars from the tragic day. Hear their stories in this interactive oral history.," 27 June 2019 With a sliding plexiglass door, the cozy cedar and redwood structure is an idyllic retreat on foggy mornings. Sunset, "This San Francisco Cottage Has Seriously Cool Outdoor Features," 22 Jan. 2018 On the shores of foggy Montauk, tech and finance executives gathered last week at Fortune’s Brainstorm Finance to talk about big ideas. Robert Hackett, Fortune, "Disrupting the Dollar, Gold vs Bitcoin, Marvelous Montauk —The Ledger," 24 June 2019 There are players on company teams that haven’t the foggiest idea of what the company does. Jason Gay, WSJ, "Bryce Harper Is Playing Hardball. He Should Play Softball.," 10 Feb. 2019 Not around the foggy confines of China Basin, where the Giants are playing their best baseball in a full year. Kerry Crowley, The Mercury News, "Giants playing their best baseball in 12 months, take down first-place Brewers at home," 14 June 2019 From the anchorage, Sausalito looks like a foggier version of a coastal town in Spain or Italy. Joe Kloc, Harper's magazine, "Lost at Sea," 10 June 2019 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

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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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