\ ˈswe-tē How to pronounce sweaty (audio) \
sweatier; sweatiest

Definition of sweaty

1 : causing sweat a sweaty day sweaty work
2 : wet or stained with or smelling of sweat sweaty socks

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Other Words from sweaty

sweatily \ ˈswe-​tə-​lē How to pronounce sweaty (audio) \ adverb
sweatiness \ ˈswe-​tē-​nəs How to pronounce sweaty (audio) \ noun

Examples of sweaty in a Sentence

a hot and sweaty afternoon We were hot and sweaty after playing basketball. My clothes are all sweaty from my workout.
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Recent Examples on the Web My only request is that the company make a more breathable, synthetic version for extra-sweaty activities. The Editors, Outside Online, "The Gear Our Editors Loved in April," 3 May 2021 The farm lobby’s climate pivot began in June 2019, in a secret meeting in a sweaty Maryland barn. Charlie Mitchell, The New Republic, "The Farming Lobby’s Cunning Plan to Fight Climate Change—and Regulation," 2 Apr. 2021 People joked online about being able to breathe all over their friends and dance in a sweaty crowd at a concert. Olivia Harrison, refinery29.com, "Scared For Life To Go Back To “Normal”? You’re Not Alone," 25 Mar. 2021 So think of moisture-wicking in two parts — moving and drying sweat so your skin doesn’t feel sweaty. Ambar Pardilla, NBC News, "Best sweat shorts for men and women of 2021, according to experts," 23 Mar. 2021 There are extra-thick mats that are ideal for anyone with knee issues, options with mega grip that come in handy during super-sweaty workouts like hot yoga, and ultra-long mats for taller folks. Kaleigh Fasanella, Allure, "11 of the Best Yoga Mats for All of Your At-Home Workouts," 15 Mar. 2021 The Roaming Quick-Dry Breathable Billiard Pool Gloves are made so a sweaty palm won’t affect your shot. Chris Hachey, BGR, "Best Billiard Glove," 15 Mar. 2021 Instead, opt for breathable, wick-away socks, which wicks moisture away from warm, sweaty feet. Sian Babish, chicagotribune.com, "Essential cold weather commuting gear," 12 Mar. 2021 Even snacks and drinks at aid stations were shifted to single-serving sizes to minimize the chances of sweaty hands sharing more than intended. Paul Sisson, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Long-distance trail runners savor return of live competition," 6 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of sweaty

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of sweaty was in the 14th century

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11 May 2021

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“Sweaty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sweaty. Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of sweaty

: causing you to sweat
: wet with sweat


\ ˈswe-tē How to pronounce sweaty (audio) \
sweatier; sweatiest

Kids Definition of sweaty

: wet with, stained by, or smelling of sweat

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