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

Definition of muggy

: being warm, damp, and close

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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 Greater Cincinnati will be muggy and hot for the next two days before showers come through to cool things down. Sarah Brookbank, The Enquirer, 29 July 2021 Through Tonight: Gusty winds will abate after sunset, leaving us with another warm and muggy overnight period. Washington Post, 27 June 2021 Very warm and muggy weather is expected to kick off the weekend, but thunderstorms may arrive before the end of the weekend. Dallas News, 23 June 2021 Dewpoints climb into the 70s this time of year, which is muggy and comparable to places like New Orleans and Miami. Jennifer Gray And Allison Chinchar, CNN, 19 July 2021 Mostly cloudy and muggy overnight, with temperatures settling in the mid- to upper 60s and dew points not far behind. Washington Post, 13 June 2021 Tuesday in Greater Cincinnati is going to be hot and muggy. Sarah Brookbank, The Enquirer, 7 July 2021 Temperatures will be a few degrees cooler than average because of the clouds and rain, but expect very muggy conditions lasting into Monday. Leigh Morgan, al, 18 June 2021 It was also forecast to be muggy with high humidity in some spots, making temperatures feel more like the mid-to-upper 90s and close to 100 degrees, especially in the big cities. NBC News, 7 June 2021

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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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2 Aug 2021

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“Muggy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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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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