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 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
Recent Examples on the Web Conditions were foggy and visibility low in the Boston area early Friday morning as residents braced for Tropical Storm Elsa’s heavy rain and wind to arrive., 9 July 2021 Skies remain partly cloudy overnight, and with winds going calm, there could be some foggy spots toward morning with lows falling to the mid-60s. Washington Post, 4 July 2021 Some of the foggy cycles persist for weeks, or maybe a whole season. Carl Nolte, San Francisco Chronicle, 3 July 2021 Burnout is that level of exhaustion and fatigue that comes with a list of issues like foggy thinking, physical ailments related to stress, and a sense of detachment or lethargy for the work. Robin Ryan, Forbes, 29 June 2021 Matilda Castren became the first Finnish winner in LPGA Tour history Sunday in the LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship, pulling away on the front-nine at foggy Lake Merced and holding off Min Lee by two strokes., 14 June 2021 Then, on a foggy December day, before my county reissued a stay-at-home order, Annie and I met for a hike. Rachel Zarrow, Bon Appétit, 14 Apr. 2021 Political rhetoric is saturated with foggy sentiment and tendentious self-righteousness, often untethered either to principle or reality. Peter J. Travers, National Review, 29 June 2021 The connective tissue that links visual cues to immune activation is still scientifically foggy. Katherine J. Wu, The Atlantic, 8 June 2021

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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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18 Jul 2021

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“Foggy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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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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