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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The great political crisis of our times is not Donald Trump’s soggy nationalism or Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s callow socialism, but the abdication of Congress, an institution that has substituted self-importance for self-respect. Kevin D. Williamson, National Review, "Inching Back toward the Rule of Law," 23 June 2019 In addition, that 9.11-inch statistic is far more of a comment on how dry 2018 was, rather than an especially soggy 2019. Chris Bianchi, The Denver Post, "Denver weather: City has already seen more precipitation this year than all of 2018," 21 June 2019 Farm fields usually touched with the first shoots of corn or soybeans were fallow — soggy testaments to the toll taken by rain. Jerry Shnay, Daily Southtown, "Shnay: Bad spring ends on high note," 10 June 2019 On a recent morning, a persistent drizzle darkened the headstones and created puddles in the soggy grass. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column One: In a neglected cemetery lie black jockeys who helped create the Kentucky Derby," 2 May 2019 Another favorite outdoor sport, golf, started out a bit soggy start because of all the rain. Suzanne Baker, Naperville Sun, "Cold, wet spring put a damper on Naperville Park District swimming, golf numbers," 13 June 2019 Worried the cork on your Birkenstocks will get soggy on the beach? Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Kendall Jenner Flaunts Chanel’s Must-Have Pool Slides in Cannes," 24 May 2019 Its return on equity (ROE) is a soggy 7%, reflecting $32bn of goodwill from all the acquisitions. The Economist, "The Santander experiment," 22 Feb. 2018 Unless soggy is your thing, keep these suckers away from the cold. Fox News, "Foods you should never put in the freezer," 13 Oct. 2015

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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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