\ ˈü-zē How to pronounce oozy (audio) \
oozier; ooziest

Definition of oozy

1 : containing or composed of ooze : resembling ooze
2 : exuding moisture : slimy

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Examples of oozy in a Sentence

lost a shoe in the oozy field

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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, "All the food Americans eat at work, including the free stuff? It's not fruit, CDC says," 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, "How Volcanologists Predicted Kilauea’s Explosive Eruption," 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, "Cheese of the Month: Scamorza, the mozzarella cousin that hangs around," 9 Jan. 2018 Cheddar Shredded cheddar is here for all your oozy dairy needs. Alex Delany, Bon Appetit, "The 8 Best Melting Cheeses, For Your Cheese Pull Pleasure," 19 Dec. 2017 The McDonald's locations overseas have been blessed with the sweetest, chocolatiest, ooziest dessert ever. Melissa Minton, Teen Vogue, "McDonald's Has a Molten Chocolate Pie Dessert," 17 Aug. 2017 The three crisp balls had a spongecake-like texture and an oozy cheese filling. Jennifer Graue, The Mercury News, "Review: Leichi, izakaya restaurant in Santa Clara," 27 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of oozy

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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