mug·​gy | \ ˈmə-gē How to pronounce muggy (audio) \
muggier; muggiest

Definition of muggy

: being warm, damp, and close

Other Words from muggy

mugginess \ ˈmə-​gē-​nəs How to pronounce muggy (audio) \ noun

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Examples of muggy in a Sentence

a muggy day in August It's very muggy out today.
Recent Examples on the Web This year was particularly muggy and buggy, Dye noted, and some of the nearby lakes were closed because of bacterial contamination. Beth Decarbo,, 31 Aug. 2022 But on the bright side, the weather service said, the rest of the week is expected to be less muggy than the week before, with not much rain. Chandra Fleming, Detroit Free Press, 8 Aug. 2022 Very warm and muggy overnight, with temperatures and dew point values in the low to mid-70s and a light south wind. Greg Porter, Washington Post, 7 Aug. 2022 Southeast Michigan has sweated through intensely hot, muggy weather since mid-July, but the humidity will finally be coming to an end after intense rains push through the state on Monday. Chandra Fleming, Detroit Free Press, 8 Aug. 2022 The air is muggy and mild with lows only falling to the low to mid-70s. Dan Stillman, Washington Post, 15 June 2022 Tonight: Partly cloudy, muggy and warm, with lows in the upper 60s to low 70s. Matt Rogers, Washington Post, 14 June 2022 Even with lower temperatures, forecasters said there will be moisture in the air, making things muggy. Sarah Brookbank, The Enquirer, 20 July 2021 Evenings will still feel muggy and hot due to the high relative humidity. Remington Miller, Arkansas Online, 13 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of muggy

1728, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for muggy

English dialect mug drizzle

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“Muggy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.

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mug·​gy | \ ˈmə-gē How to pronounce muggy (audio) \
muggier; muggiest

Kids Definition of muggy

: being very warm and humid muggy weather

Other Words from muggy

mugginess noun

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