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 soggy (audio) , ˈsȯ-​ \ adverb
sogginess \ ˈsä-​gē-​nəs How to pronounce soggy (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 In what might be the rainy season’s last hurrah, weather forecasters are predicting a soggy Sunday around the Bay Area but caution that the expected precipitation won’t be enough to dampen growing drought conditions or extreme wildfire conditions. Steve Rubenstein, San Francisco Chronicle, "Weekend storm could be Bay Area's 'last one of the season'," 24 Apr. 2021 Bags are easier to discard than soggy tea leaves, even though everyone knows that tea bags are made from floor sweepings and mud. Margaret Atwood, The New Yorker, "Old Babes in the Wood," 19 Apr. 2021 Despite the rain, there was a festive feel to the distribution, thanks in large part to the presence of a large, soggy, green-eyed varmint. Tom Orsborn, San Antonio Express-News, "Food Bank, Spurs Give team to feed East Side families at AT&T Center," 16 Apr. 2021 The first full week of April will be quite soggy as a large area of low pressure slowly moves through the region. Todd Nelson, Star Tribune, "Record Warmth Today; Followed By PM Severe Threat," 5 Apr. 2021 Pineapple plants don’t like to be soggy, so water when the soil is mostly dry and the pot feels very light. Arricca Elin Sansone, Country Living, "Pineapple Plant Care Tips from an Expert," 30 Mar. 2021 Once plants are up keep soil evenly moist but never soggy or the tubers may rot. oregonlive, "Learn to grow colorful, dazzling dahlias in Oregon," 5 Apr. 2021 Saturday will be a somewhat soggy day with areas of rain, possibly mixed with snow across parts of the state. Todd Nelson, Star Tribune, "Soggy Saturday, Sunny Sunday & 70s on Monday?," 26 Mar. 2021 For fluffy grains: Swaddle the pot lid with a kitchen towel, as described in the recipe below, for supremely fluffy, rather than soggy, rice. Washington Post, "Fragrant saffron and sweet onions make this Persian-style chicken and rice a feast for the senses," 4 Mar. 2021

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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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7 May 2021

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“Soggy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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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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