fog·​gy | \ ˈfȯ-gē How to pronounce foggy (audio) , ˈfä- \
foggier; foggiest

Definition of foggy

1a : filled or abounding with fog
b : covered or made opaque by moisture or grime
2 : blurred or obscured as if by fog hadn't the foggiest notion

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Other Words from foggy

foggily \ ˈfȯ-​gə-​lē How to pronounce foggy (audio) , ˈfä-​ \ adverb
fogginess \ ˈfȯ-​gē-​nəs How to pronounce foggy (audio) , ˈfä-​ \ noun

Examples of foggy in a Sentence

I don't remember what her name was—my memory is a little foggy. it's pretty foggy outside, so be careful driving home
Recent Examples on the Web Crews from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife's Office of Spill Prevention and Response went to investigate before sunrise, but conditions were foggy and the crew returned to shore, authorities said. Madeline Holcombe, CNN, 6 Oct. 2021 Crews from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s spill response team responded to the report before sunrise Saturday, but conditions were foggy and the crew returned to shore, the statement said. Christal Hayes, USA TODAY, 6 Oct. 2021 Whether consumers follow Facebook's push is still foggy, though. Declan Harty, Fortune, 10 Sep. 2021 Think of Oscar Wilde, who once wrote that London wasn’t foggy until the Impressionists started painting it that way. Andrea Long Chu, The New Yorker, 8 Sep. 2021 On a foggy June morning, Ross Heitkamp trekked with friends northward across the Golden Gate Bridge, wrapping up a two-year project to hike every available section of the 393-mile Bay Area Ridge Trail. Gregory Thomas, San Francisco Chronicle, 30 July 2021 However, two shows have already been cancelled and the path ahead remains foggy — and eerily similar to one that appeared to have been left behind. NBC News, 29 Aug. 2021 The northwest coast is cloudy and foggy Sunday, with highs forecast around 60 degrees. oregonlive, 29 Aug. 2021 And the Delta variant has rendered once sharp data foggy. Dhruv Khullar, The New Yorker, 22 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of foggy

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for foggy

earlier, spongy, marshy, thick, probably from fog second growth of grass, from Middle English fogge

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10 Oct 2021

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“Foggy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of foggy

: having or filled with fog
: covered with small drops of water
: not clear : vague or confused


fog·​gy | \ ˈfȯ-gē How to pronounce foggy (audio) , ˈfä- \
foggier; foggiest

Kids Definition of foggy

1 : filled with fog a foggy morning
2 : unsure or confused My memory is foggy.

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