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

Example Sentences

lost a shoe in the oozy field
Recent Examples on the Web The thick layer of mucilage that covered the Sea of Marmara for weeks was an unsettling glimpse of climate change’s more oozy effects. Jenna Scatena, The Atlantic, 18 Dec. 2021 Cheddar Shredded cheddar is here for all your oozy dairy needs. Alex Delany, Bon Appétit, 25 Sep. 2019 Crispy tostadas topped with stewed lamb and crunchy lettuce, oozy enchiladas with the requisite rice and beans, and all the other delicious-looking Mexican dishes on the lunch counter’s Instagram feed. Elyse Inamine, Bon Appétit, 8 Nov. 2019 Enjoy the meld of crispy chicken, hearty waffle, oozy maple syrup and the vegan’s nightmare: bacon butter. Sara Stoudt, Los Angeles Times, 13 Sep. 2019 At the end of practice, when the girls are supposed to be working on their serves, Serena opens the bag, hits a couple of oranges over the fence and then smashes the fruit into a sticky, oozy, fleshy pulp. Elizabeth Weil, New York Times, 22 Aug. 2019 More than 20 percent of Americans get food from work at least once a week and much of it, by any stretch of gooey oozy pizza cheese, is not healthy for us, a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found. Lisa Gutierrez, kansascity, 11 June 2018 At 4:15 am on Thursday, the slow, oozy eruption of the Kilauea volcano on the Big Island of Hawai’i went boom. Adam Rogers, WIRED, 17 May 2018 Scamorza also crisps to a beautiful brown in a hot, dry cast-iron pan without melting all over the place, sort of like halloumi, and oozy wedges of it have anchored some of my favorite antipasti platters at Vetri. Craig Laban, Philly.com, 9 Jan. 2018 See More

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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 6 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition


oozier; ooziest
: consisting of or resembling ooze
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