\ 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

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.
Recent Examples on the Web High Wednesday and particularly Thursday are mostly sunny, hot and sweaty days. Jason Samenow, Washington Post, 1 Aug. 2022 This flexible plastic hamper is strong, malleable, and well-ventilated, so wet and sweaty clothes won’t get moldy inside it. Kathleen Willcox, Popular Mechanics, 27 July 2022 But high temperatures go beyond just making people uncomfortable and sweaty, and the inconveniences of transportation delays. Tanya Mohn, Forbes, 18 July 2022 Supporters of Perez, a former Democratic National Committee chairman and Montgomery County councilman in addition to his time in the Obama administration, packed a sweaty rooftop of a Bethesda sports bar an hour after polls closed. Sam Janesch, Baltimore Sun, 19 July 2022 And -- if cyclists adapt by riding early or late, and provisions are made like employers providing showers for sweaty commuters -- that heat won't hurt it a bit. Barry Neild, CNN, 14 July 2022 And just like our closets, our beauty routines are also getting a seasonal upgrade with glow-inducing skincare essentials to help our skin stay illuminated (not sweaty) during sweltering summer days ahead. Alexis Bennett, Vogue, 5 July 2022 The Yeezy Slide was launched in 2019, and the lightweight slip-on style footwear skyrocketed in popularity because of its easy, non-sweaty wear, especially in the summer, due to the Eva Foam rubber. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, 13 June 2022 As for blisters, they’re often caused by sweat, says Levine, who sometimes uses Botox injections to treat overly sweaty feet. Fiorella Valdesolo, WSJ, 15 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of sweaty

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Sweaty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sweaty. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for sweaty


\ 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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