sweaty

adjective
\ 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

Keep scrolling for more

Other Words from sweaty

sweatily \ ˈswe-​tə-​lē How to pronounce sweatily (audio) \ adverb
sweatiness \ ˈswe-​tē-​nəs How to pronounce sweatiness (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.
See More

Recent Examples on the Web

Attendees leave feeling sweaty, sore, and most importantly, restored. Michaela Bechler, Vogue, "9 New York Fitness Studios That Models Swear By," 15 Feb. 2019 Ahead, find five squads that are harnessing the power of the pack—one sweaty group selfie at a time. Kristin Canning, Glamour, "Yes, You Need a #FitFam," 7 June 2018 The room was hot and sweaty and smelled like feet, and Red Bull skydiver Jeff Provenzano was struggling to hold a squat on tiptoe. Jacqueline Detwiler, Popular Mechanics, "This Pro Skydiver Was Invincible—Until his Heart Stopped Beating Regularly," 22 June 2018 As the night goes on, one person (or maybe both) starts to get sweaty and one (or maybe both) starts to toss and turn. Danielle Tullo, House Beautiful, "For The Love Of Good Sleep, Stop Using A Top Sheet," 3 Nov. 2018 One does not leave jet travel, squeezed into 41A next to a sweaty man in cargo shorts, all that inspired with this land of ours either. Marc Lacey, New York Times, "What Two Writers Found When They Bought a Plane and Touched Down on Main Street, U.S.A.," 12 June 2018 This is caused by shaving, waxing, or friction from skin rubbing together from wearing tight, sweaty clothes. Yerin Kim, Seventeen, "What Is Vaginal Acne, and How Do You Treat It?," 3 Dec. 2018 Ralph Lauren walked into the living room of his house in Montauk, slightly exhausted and sweaty. Pamela Hanson, Town & Country, "Ralph Lauren Talks Family, Fashion, and His Global Empire's 50th Anniversary," 10 Oct. 2018 Men such as Brent may enjoy being forced to lick and smell feet, ideally ones that are stinky and sweaty. Sophie Saint Thomas, Allure, "Everything You've Wanted to Know About Foot Fetishes, But Were Afraid to Ask," 17 Aug. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'sweaty.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of sweaty

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about sweaty

Statistics for sweaty

Last Updated

8 Mar 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for sweaty

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

See more words from the same century

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for sweaty

sweaty

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of sweaty

: causing you to sweat
: wet with sweat

sweaty

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

Kids Definition of sweaty

: wet with, stained by, or smelling of sweat

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on sweaty

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with sweaty

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for sweaty

Spanish Central: Translation of sweaty

Nglish: Translation of sweaty for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of sweaty for Arabic Speakers

Comments on sweaty

What made you want to look up sweaty? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a flaw that causes the downfall of a hero

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

A Green Quiz

  • shamrock
  • What is the best definition of green-eyed monster?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!