sweaty

adjective
\ˈswe-tē \
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 \ adverb
sweatiness \ˈswe-​tē-​nəs \ 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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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 The water is freezing and dark, the air is hot and sweaty. Heather Radke, Longreads, "A Beginner’s Guide to Fly Fishing With Your Father," 16 June 2018 On a hot, sweaty day a scooter will help a person get to their job interview without as much back sweat. Brian Resnick, Vox, "Elon Musk says electric scooters “lack dignity”," 2 Nov. 2018 Here the locals pool in yellow and red plastic chairs, hovering over disposable food trays and sweaty bottles of Antarctica beer. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "Loud, Crowded, Grease-Stained, and Gloriously Drunk: Where the World Eats After Hours," 8 Oct. 2018 And now Starr, relieved that the Clintons are out of office for good, is squeezed in the last row of the sweaty balcony of Times Square Church. Dan Zak, The Seattle Times, "The Starr Report got a president impeached 20 years ago, and Ken Starr wants to remind you why," 11 Sep. 2018 The Omen Mindframe gaming headset offers a first: in-ear cooling for sweaty noggins. Gordon Mah Ung, PCWorld, "HP's Omen Mindframe and Omen Obelisk bring special features to PC gaming," 21 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of sweaty

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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More Definitions for sweaty

sweaty

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of sweaty

: causing you to sweat

: wet with sweat

sweaty

adjective
\ˈswe-tē \
sweatier; sweatiest

Kids Definition of sweaty

: wet with, stained by, or smelling of sweat

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