sog·​gy | \ ˈsä-gē How to pronounce soggy (audio) , ˈsȯ- \
soggier; soggiest

Definition of soggy

1 : saturated or heavy with water or moisture: such as
a : waterlogged, soaked a soggy lawn
b : heavy or doughy because of imperfect cooking soggy bread
2 : heavily dull : spiritless soggy prose

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Other Words from soggy

soggily \ ˈsä-​gə-​lē How to pronounce soggily (audio) , ˈsȯ-​ \ adverb
sogginess \ ˈsä-​gē-​nəs How to pronounce sogginess (audio) , ˈsȯ-​ \ noun

Examples of soggy in a Sentence

The cereal got all soggy. spread the soggy papers out to dry
Recent Examples on the Web There’s no running into town when the last cubes start to melt, no water puddling in the bottom to turn sandwiches soggy or hard-earned venison into ugly gray matter. The Editors, Outdoor Life, "3 Reasons You Need an Electric Cooler," 25 Mar. 2020 Spoon beans over the bread, which will absorb their liquid and become wonderfully soggy. Sarah Jampel, Bon Appétit, "Creamy Vegan Pasta…and 9 Other Ways to Turn a Can of Beans Into Dinner," 24 Feb. 2020 Also, too much liquid would have caused the dough to become soggy. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, "Super Bowl food: Easy twist on sloppy joes has a horseradish kick," 24 Jan. 2020 Saturday looks like a soggy day for the entire I-95 corridor from Washington to New York City to Boston. NBC News, "Winter storm marches East, creating travel headaches for millions," 23 Jan. 2020 That arguing no doubt continued throughout the soggy day, as did the rain. Hayes Gardner, The Courier-Journal, "Dampened but not derailed: Governor’s Cup fans press on despite downpour," 30 Nov. 2019 Defense, personified by Oregon State's Esera Tuaolo and Oregon's Marcus Woods, dominates on a soggy day at Parker Stadium. oregonlive, "Civil War football history: The Oregon Ducks and Oregon State Beavers’ 122 meetings, game by game," 25 Nov. 2019 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gives Canadians a soggy laugh. New York Times, "Coronavirus Caseload Tops 1.6 Million, as Countries Greet Easter Weekend with Lockdowns," 11 Apr. 2020 But, trust me, you’d be astonished to hear the names of sports-world giants whose extended hands more closely resemble the soggy limpness of a pound of ground turkey in the discount section of Tom Thumb than the grasp of a great athlete. Michael Granberry, Dallas News, "Is it possible that handshakes and hugs are gone for good?," 6 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of soggy

1599, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for soggy

English dialect sog to soak

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12 May 2020

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“Soggy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of soggy

: heavy with water or moisture : completely wet and usually soft


sog·​gy | \ ˈsä-gē How to pronounce soggy (audio) , ˈsȯ- \
soggier; soggiest

Kids Definition of soggy

: heavy with water or moisture soggy ground

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