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

Definition of swampy

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

Other Words from swampy

swampiness noun

Examples of swampy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Neville Brothers album Yellow Moon, for example, includes some cringey quasi-rap and ponderous ballads, but also some absolute bangers of late-’80s funky swampy soul. Gilad Edelman, Wired, 23 Dec. 2021 The park includes thousands of acres of swampy, subtropical terrain and wildlife including alligators, snakes, bobcats and coyotes. N'dea Yancey-bragg, USA TODAY, 27 Sep. 2021 That makes the land swampy and attracts microbes that produce methane, a much more powerful greenhouse gas than CO₂. Eric Roston, Anchorage Daily News, 13 Dec. 2021 The park is home to champion trees — that is, the largest in their species known to man — and was once a swampy hideout for bootleggers and runaway slaves. Emily Pennington, Travel + Leisure, 11 Dec. 2021 Occasionally an author stakes a homestead in the swampy middle ground. Jonathan W. Jordan, WSJ, 19 Nov. 2021 The colorful cocktail comes in a round glass filled with bright blue liquid topped with a swampy dark green float. Tirion Morris, The Arizona Republic, 12 Nov. 2021 From dawn to dusk on Sunday, hundreds of volunteers formed a search party, scouring swampy land and rough terrain in Pine County, Minnesota, hoping to find a Wisconsin mother of four who has been missing since September. Andrea Cavallier, NBC News, 8 Nov. 2021 Boating, fishing, camping and hiking are all options for those who visit this swampy space. Patrick Connolly, orlandosentinel.com, 31 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of swampy

1649, in the meaning defined above

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27 Dec 2021

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“Swampy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swampy. Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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More Definitions for swampy


\ 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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Nglish: Translation of swampy for Spanish Speakers


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