\ ˈswäm-pē How to pronounce swampy (audio) , ˈswȯm-\
swampier; swampiest

Definition of swampy

: consisting of, suggestive of, or resembling swamp : marshy

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swampiness noun

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The wet fields and muddy roads became a swampy mess. National Geographic, "Napoleon lost the Battle of Waterloo—here’s what went wrong," 15 Aug. 2019 Nevertheless, here are candidate-by-candidate rundowns presented alphabetically, the only pecking order out of Washington’s swampy grasp. Richard Morgan, Fortune, "Who Is Running for Vice President in 2020? These Are the Contenders for the Democratic Nomination," 9 Sep. 2019 Taking cues from the darkest corners of the Americana pantheon, Muddy Ruckus writes music with a sort of evil edge usually reserved for swampy deltas along various Mississippi River pit stops. Chip Mccabe, courant.com, "One can’t-miss band for every day at The Big E," 3 Sep. 2019 The mosquitoes are found primarily in swampy areas — specifically, red maple or white cedar swamps and wetlands. NBC News, "Signs of a deadly mosquito virus found in several states," 29 Aug. 2019 And those two vanished settlements in the swampy American South, Jamestown and Roanoke? Katie Wudel, Los Angeles Times, "Review: The mosquito isn’t just annoying — Timothy C. Winegard says we’re at war," 9 Aug. 2019 Deputies from the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office eventually found the man in a wooded and swampy area behind the house, where he was arrested. Joshua Bote, USA TODAY, "Burglar breaks into man's house to cook himself breakfast, officials say," 5 Sep. 2019 If Trump frees Blagojevich, Democrats here and around the country are likely to see it as just one swampy, self-dealing narcissist taking care of another. Eric Zorn, chicagotribune.com, "Column: What else Trump gets wrong about the ‘Bla-goya-vick’ case," 15 Aug. 2019 Jakarta was first established by Dutch traders in a swampy area of coast. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Indonesia Plans to Build a New Capital on Borneo," 27 Aug. 2019

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1649, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of swampy was in 1649

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\ ˈswäm-pē How to pronounce swampy (audio) \
swampier; swampiest

Kids Definition of swampy

: consisting of or like a swamp swampy land a swampy pond

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