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

Other Words from foggy

foggily \ ˈfȯ-​gə-​lē How to pronounce foggy (audio) , ˈfä-​ \ adverb
fogginess \ ˈfȯ-​gē-​nəs How to pronounce foggy (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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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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“Foggy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2022.

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More Definitions for foggy


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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