\ ˈswäm-pē, ˈswȯm-\
swampier; swampiest

Definition of swampy 

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

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swampiness noun

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His company’s rain forest, a humid and swampy expanse home to orangutans and clouded leopards, is twice the size of New York City and has one of the largest carbon stores of any such project in the world. Jon Emont, WSJ, "One Man’s Money-Draining Bet on Climate Change," 27 Dec. 2018 His decomposing, bullet-riddled body was found in a swampy field in suburban Memphis on July 28, 2010 — 10 days after the 34-year-old was reported missing. Washington Post, "Judge: $20 million bond for ex-wife of slain NBA player," 30 May 2018 Not to pooh-pooh the Doobs and their smooth, aged take on swampy, countrified soul, but this show belongs to Steely Dan. Philly.com, "University City Dining Days, Hispanic Fiesta at Penn's Landing, Movie night at Penn Treaty Park, and other great events in Philadelphia, July 6-13," 5 July 2018 Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg via Getty Images Bloomberg Bloomberg via Getty Images The swampy heat wave pummeling the New York City area is slowing everybody down — and high-speed traders are no exception. Fortune, "This Heat Wave's So Bad It's Even Slowing Down U.S. Stock Trades," 3 July 2018 The course was open through the winter, and golfers would trample all over the swampy terrain during a thaw in February or March. Ben Volin, BostonGlobe.com, "Restoration has made George Wright and Franklin Park golfing jewels," 3 July 2018 Even the Panthers are lurking in their swampy, south Florida shadows, ready to rise on the backs of Aleksander Barkov, Jonathan Huberdeau and recently acquired winger Mike Hoffman. Alex Prewitt, SI.com, "In Joining an Up-and-Coming Maple Leafs Squad, John Tavares Gets to Live Out His Dream," 2 July 2018 Furman’s that kind of guy: the kind even hip-hop legends feel cosmically destined to meet, the kind who radiates cool even inside a stifling smokehouse on a swampy Atlanta afternoon. Hilary Cadigan, Bon Appetit, "The Unmistakable Bryan Furman, Georgia’s New King of Barbecue," 25 June 2018 The drama was rowdily amplified by the nu metallers of the late ’90s and early 2000s, who experimented with rhythmic contrast by placing swampy funk and break-danceable beats amid the thudding of metal. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, "What Linkin Park Gave to Pop Music," 25 June 2018

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First Known Use of swampy

1649, in the meaning defined above

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\ ˈswäm-pē \
swampier; swampiest

Kids Definition of swampy

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

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