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

Keep scrolling for more

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

Every heist movie needs banter, but the banter needs snap, crackle, and pop — otherwise known as character — and the talk here is soggy and generic. Ty Burr,, "‘Ocean’s 8’ is a different take on the bling ring," 6 June 2018 The dirt road to the house was so soggy, the truck got stuck in the mud and Blades and a neighbor had to tow it out. Claire Galofaro, The Seattle Times, "North Carolina residents consider fleeing as rivers rise," 17 Sep. 2018 Be sure to layer the ingredients with the dressing at the bottom to avoid a soggy salad. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Marinated Chickpea Greek Salad," 23 Jan. 2019 Tromping around on a soggy lawn can compact the soil and damage tender grass shoots. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "How to Get Your Lawn Ready for Spring," 22 Jan. 2019 Qn: That part of the SF bay is infamous for soggy turf. Seattle Times Sports Staff, The Seattle Times, "Live chat rewind | Why didn’t the Seahawks cut their kicker? How to beat KC?," 18 Dec. 2018 The soggy remnants of Florence keep causing chaos in coastal South Carolina long after the hurricane swirled ashore, with rivers still flowing far beyond their banks and a new storm gathering more rain just offshore. Jeffrey Collins, Fox News, "Soggy South Carolina to get more rain as flooding continues," 25 Sep. 2018 That divide, between tech types and city-planning specialists, will also need to be bridged before Sidewalk Labs can stick a shovel in the soggy ground at Quayside. The Economist, "The world’s first neighbourhood built “from the internet up”," 2 May 2018 Continue to water as needed during the summer and fall to keep the soil moist but not soggy. Jean Nick, Good Housekeeping, "How to Grow Your Own Turmeric Indoors," 22 July 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'soggy.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of soggy

1599, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for soggy

English dialect sog to soak

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about soggy

Dictionary Entries near soggy





Sogne Fjord



Statistics for soggy

Last Updated

4 Mar 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for soggy

The first known use of soggy was in 1599

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for soggy



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

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on soggy

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with soggy

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for soggy

Spanish Central: Translation of soggy

Nglish: Translation of soggy for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of soggy for Arabic Speakers

Comments on soggy

What made you want to look up soggy? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


a shady place in a garden or forest

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Original Meanings Quiz

  • rembrandt-painting-a-young-scholar-and-his-tutor
  • Which of the following is the earliest known sense of the word awe?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.


Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.


Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!