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

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Eloy Jiménez hit a pair of thunderous homers on a soggy night in the Bronx, likely the first of many connections for the powerful young slugger. Jake Seiner, The Seattle Times, "Jiménez hits 1st 2 HRs, ChiSox top Yanks in soggy 6+ innings," 12 Apr. 2019 The flavorless omelet and the home fries that somehow managed to be both soggy and too dry at the same time nearly sent the romance into its death throes. Crystal Paul, The Seattle Times, "What it’s like to take a 35-hour ride on Amtrak’s Coast Starlight train from Los Angeles to Seattle," 29 Mar. 2019 In any case, expect Monday morning to be a soggy and foggy commute. Greg Porter, Washington Post, "PM Update: Scattered showers early, with more widespread rain overnight. Wet start to Monday; some clearing late.," 10 June 2018 The ground is soggy and saturated and hasn’t seen enough sun in the past 30 days to dry out between deluges. Angela Fritz, Washington Post, "In the Northeast, just a few hundred miles separate record wet and dry," 5 June 2018 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

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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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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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