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 Monday morning in Greater Cincinnati started foggy. Sarah Brookbank, The Enquirer, "Cincinnati weather: Thunderstorms to start the week, then clear skies by Independence Day," 30 June 2020 And for those who experience foggy lenses while wearing masks, this is a must-have. Summer Cartwright,, "This $9 Hack Prevents Glasses from Fogging While Wearing a Mask," 24 June 2020 Some of it will be true, some of it will be false, and the rest will wander into an uncanny valley where the difference between truth and lies becomes foggy. J.c. Hallman, The New Republic, "When Mr. Sloan Went to Washington," 11 June 2020 How to Keep Your Glasses from Fogging For the bespectacled among us, the foggy-glasses struggle is real. Katie Peek, Scientific American, "How to Use Masks during the Coronavirus Pandemic," 2 June 2020 Bryant splices the somewhat foggy story of Epstein’s path from private-school teacher to billionaire money manager with accounts of how Epstein founded a kind of pyramid scheme of his own. Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, "How Is Jeffrey Epstein Still So Elusive?," 29 May 2020 People still hesitant to sit down at a bar or restaurant Perhaps due to the lukewarm and foggy weather Saturday afternoon, some of the Milwaukee area’s most popular outdoor spots avoided crowding. Elliot Hughes, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "'It feels good to be doing stuff like this': People flock to baseball diamonds, golf courses, farmers markets," 23 May 2020 Gradually Monae, who plays the foggy-headed mystery woman, puts a few too-convenient clues together. cleveland, "‘Homecoming’ review: Janelle Monae follows Julia Roberts down memory lane," 22 May 2020 The text is intended to coax a consciousness through the foggy space between death and rebirth. Amanda Petrusich, The New Yorker, "Phoebe Bridgers’s Frank, Anxious Music," 17 May 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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“Foggy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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How to pronounce foggy (audio)

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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