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

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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 To sway in a sweaty crowd to the rhythm of music at a festival. Jennifer Levitz, WSJ, 30 May 2021 Four seniors played pickleball, a combination of tennis and badminton, on one indoor court, while another group of sweaty men played basketball. Washington Post, 16 May 2021 May 17 is the last stop before full freedom—a world with sweaty clubs, holidays, and no social distancing—arrives in the U.K. on June 21. Sophie Mellor, Fortune, 15 May 2021 My only request is that the company make a more breathable, synthetic version for extra-sweaty activities. The Editors, Outside Online, 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, 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, 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, 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, 15 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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4 Jun 2021

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“Sweaty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sweaty. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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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 How to pronounce sweaty (audio) \
sweatier; sweatiest

Kids Definition of sweaty

: wet with, stained by, or smelling of sweat

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