sog·gy | \ˈsä-gē, 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, ˈsȯ- \ adverb
sogginess \ˈsä-gē-nəs, ˈsȯ- \ noun

Examples of soggy in a Sentence

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

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Much of the region was already soggy from one of the wettest Mays on record. John Bacon, USA TODAY, "Thousands evacuated as Alberto brings flooding, mudslides," 30 May 2018 The ground was soggy from a wet spring and the thing just fell over when everyone leaned forward on the first lap. Kyle Neddenriep, Indianapolis Star, "Russ Van Treese will attend his 92nd Indy 500 on Sunday," 25 May 2018 The story remains a soggy one tonight and through Friday. Ian Livingston, Washington Post, "PM Update: Periodic rain through the night, with more and heavier rain likely Friday," 17 May 2018 The soggy rope was crusted with something tiny, dark and solid, like BBs. Tim Prudente,, "Explosion of false dark mussels revives hopes for clearer waters and concern for dogs in Anne Arundel County," 11 July 2018 Less soggy air will slow down the rain machine that brings clouds, shade, showers and cooling relief. Kevin Spear,, "Orlando could sizzle this week with hottest weather of the year," 11 July 2018 See how Houstonians reacted to their soggy celebrations on social media in the gallery above. Craig Hlavaty, Houston Chronicle, "Houstonians react to July 4th flooding on social media," 5 July 2018 More rain is expected in what has been a soggy June. Tom Skilling,, "Storms, cold front bring relief from heat wave," 19 June 2018 Stuart topped the list statewide with a soggy 24.22 inches. Jenny Staletovich, miamiherald, "Florida's drenching May drowns a rain record more than a century old," 6 June 2018

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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, ˈsȯ-\
soggier; soggiest

Kids Definition of soggy

: heavy with water or moisture soggy ground

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