swampy

adjective

ˈswäm-pē How to pronounce swampy (audio)
ˈswȯm-
swampier; swampiest
: consisting of, suggestive of, or resembling swamp : marshy
swampiness noun

Examples of swampy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Clearly, something’s rotten in the swampy state of Texas. Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times, 20 Feb. 2024 His strengths are on full display when the numbers are integrated into the world of the characters, the swing of a hammer or a pick-ax lending a song its rhythm, the wooden planks of a storefront or the bar of a swampy juke joint becoming a dance floor. Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, 19 Dec. 2023 Soon after the release of Rags to Rufus, founding member Al Ciner departed the group, as did singer/keyboardist Ron Stockert and bassist Dennis Belfield — the man who gave their biggest hit its swampy groove. Jordan Runtagh, Peoplemag, 1 Feb. 2024 New York City’s SoHo neighborhood has undergone many transformations since being a swampy meadow in the 1700s. Dobrina Zhekova, Travel + Leisure, 4 Jan. 2024 Our Aviation Unit, equipped with night vision goggles, guided our patrol deputies to a swampy area where the hikers were located and safely escorted back to the entrance of the preserve. Brie Stimson, Fox News, 30 Dec. 2023 The swampy Gulf Coast heat soared as high as 115 degrees Fahrenheit, rewriting records for Houston and New Orleans. WIRED, 30 Sep. 2023 He is believed to have killed himself weeks earlier in a swampy area that was subsequently flooded by rainfall. Michael Ruiz, Fox News, 6 Apr. 2023 But the trailer's eye-candy isn't limited to cars, as plenty of watercraft are shown, from an airboat cruising a swampy, Everglades-like area to yachts filled with partiers. Aimee Picchi, CBS News, 5 Dec. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1649, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of swampy was in 1649

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“Swampy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swampy. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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swampy

adjective
ˈswäm-pē How to pronounce swampy (audio)
ˈswȯm-
swampier; swampiest
: consisting of, relating to, or resembling swamp
swampiness noun

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