sog·​gy ˈsä-gē How to pronounce soggy (audio)
soggier; soggiest
: saturated or heavy with water or moisture: such as
: waterlogged, soaked
a soggy lawn
: heavy or doughy because of imperfect cooking
soggy bread
: heavily dull : spiritless
soggy prose
soggily adverb
sogginess noun

Examples of soggy in a Sentence

The cereal got all soggy. spread the soggy papers out to dry
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Word History


English dialect sog to soak

First Known Use

1599, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of soggy was in 1599

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“Soggy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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sog·​gy ˈsäg-ē How to pronounce soggy (audio)
soggier; soggiest
: heavy with water or moisture : soaked, sodden
ˈsäg-ə-lē How to pronounce soggy (audio)
sogginess noun

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