oozier; ooziest
: containing or composed of ooze : resembling ooze
: exuding moisture : slimy

Examples of oozy in a Sentence

lost a shoe in the oozy field
Recent Examples on the Web Think of it as Action painting’s evil twin: creation as slow, oozy accumulation. Jackson Arn, The New Yorker, 22 Mar. 2024 Once the eggs go in, be sure to keep the flame low and keep the pan covered while cooking, so the eggs stay soft and almost oozy at their yolk, and the cotija melts a bit. Emily Weinstein, San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 Mar. 2024 The volcanic systems on Reykjanes tend to produce oozy, low-gas lava flows with very little ash. Stephanie Pappas, Scientific American, 14 Nov. 2023 Then bake them until the cheese goes oozy, with a touch of browning. Kitty Greenwald, WSJ, 8 Nov. 2023 On squid ships, which make up a large portion of the Chinese distant-water fleet, every surface is covered in oozy ink, and at night the decks are bathed in bright light from bowling ball-sized bulbs that are used to attract squid to the surface of the water. Ian Urbina, TIME, 26 Oct. 2023 Onboard, virtually every surface is coated in oozy ink. By Ben Taub, The New Yorker, 11 Oct. 2023 Croissants are not made to hold a heavy amount of wet beef and oozy cheese, yet somehow, this works. Ximena N. Beltran Quan Kiu, Bon Appétit, 16 June 2023 Bessemer suggested going even more associative or even onamonapeatic, like oozy or cushy. Maggie Lange, Washington Post, 9 May 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of oozy was in the 14th century

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“Oozy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oozy. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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oozier; ooziest
: consisting of or resembling ooze
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