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

Definition of muggy

: being warm, damp, and close

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mugginess \ ˈmə-​gē-​nəs How to pronounce mugginess (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 Sure, almost every Fourth of July in D.C. is hot and muggy. A. Camden Walker, Washington Post, "PM Update: Mugginess builds tonight. Lower rain chance Sunday, but still hot.," 4 July 2020 Much of this next week will be hot and muggy, with high temperatures slowly creeping into the mid 90s. Dallas News, "Windy, warm and muggy," 28 June 2020 Clearing out overnight but staying warm and muggy, with low temperatures right around 70 degrees. Greg Porter, Washington Post, "PM Update: Less of a storm threat this evening; warm but not as humid on Monday," 28 June 2020 Locals should expect fairly muggy weather Saturday. Tiana Woodard, The Indianapolis Star, "Indianapolis weather: Thunderstorms, heavy rainfall expected this weekend," 28 June 2020 Today will be warm and muggy with isolated to scattered and storms in the afternoon and early evening hours. Dallas News, "Humid with low storm chances," 26 June 2020 Showers and spotty thunderstorms will be decreasing this evening leaving North Texas with a mild and muggy night. Dallas News, "Warm and muggy forecast," 12 May 2020 Increasingly muggy temperatures may hold generally steady, in the mid-60s outside of the Beltway to around 70 degrees downtown. Washington Post, "D.C.-area forecast: Warm but rather cloudy with a shower or two around through the weekend," 8 June 2019 These shirts come in lots of color patterns and are surprisingly cool even in hot and muggy weather. Field & Stream, "Better Than Sunblock: Sun Protection Clothing to Save Your Skin While Fishing," 28 June 2019

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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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The first known use of muggy was in 1728

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1 Aug 2020

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“Muggy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of muggy

: unpleasantly warm and humid


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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