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
Recent Examples on the Web The helicopter flew in foggy conditions, and investigators are trying to determine the cause and whether the pilot should have been granted the permission to fly in the weather. Madeline Holcombe, CNN, "Kobe Bryant's family says inaccurate reports are adding to the pain after his death, newspaper says," 31 Jan. 2020 Military smoke bombs were used to create a foggy atmosphere. Time, "Why the Film Industry Is Thriving in the Russian Wilderness," 31 Jan. 2020 The helicopter was flying in foggy conditions considered dangerous enough that local police agencies grounded their choppers. Danielle Garrand, CBS News, "Vanessa Bryant posts emotional tribute to Kobe and Gianna on Instagram," 29 Jan. 2020 The cause of the helicopter crash is under investigation, but the weather at the time, described as foggy, will be part of the probe, National Transportation Safety Board member Jennifer Homendy said Monday. Phil Helsel, NBC News, "LeBron James posts on Kobe Bryant: 'I'm Not Ready but here I go'," 28 Jan. 2020 As Sunday unfolded in a foggy Southern California, morning, Bryant, 41, was flying again, this time inside a helicopter with eight other people. Mitch Albom, Detroit Free Press, "Mitch Albom: Kobe Bryant's legendary life wasn't supposed to end in a nightmare," 27 Jan. 2020 The crash occurred in the foggy hills above Calabasas, California, about 30 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. Greg Beacham, Anchorage Daily News, "Kobe Bryant left deep legacy in Los Angeles sports world," 27 Jan. 2020 Authorities are still investigating the cause of the crash, which took place in foggy conditions. Creg Stephenson |, al, "Charles Barkley on Kobe Bryant’s death: ‘Like losing a family member’," 27 Jan. 2020 After a foggy start to the week, showers are next for Dallas-Fort Worth. Allie Morris, Dallas News, "Fog will lift, then showers and storms are possible overnight into Tuesday for Dallas-Fort Worth," 27 Jan. 2020

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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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12 Feb 2020

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“Foggy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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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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