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 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.
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Recent Examples on the Web

Drivers are sweaty, and that sweat can impact the car's seats. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Ford's Sweaty Robutt is The Perfect Rear End Test," 11 Jan. 2019 With the Philadelphia region in the sweaty grip of a heat wave, air conditioners have been running non-stop. Staff Report, Philly.com, "Tips for keeping electric bills down during heat wave," 3 July 2018 But then the sweaty guy who came into my house with a toolbelt said differently. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, "Negotiating with ISPs: Don’t accept broadband price hikes without a fight," 9 Nov. 2018 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

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First Known Use of sweaty

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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