foggy

adjective

fog·​gy ˈfȯ-gē How to pronounce foggy (audio)
ˈfä-
foggier; foggiest
1
a
: 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
foggily adverb
fogginess 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 The traditional media sector is grappling with declines in traditional ad sales as more TV viewers migrate to streaming and as advertisers navigate what has been a foggier economic outlook. Brian Steinberg, Variety, 1 Feb. 2024 According to PlayStation’s blog, The Short Message is a short, experimental, free-to-play game meant to introduce newcomers to the joys of that idyllic foggy city. Ash Parrish, The Verge, 31 Jan. 2024 The Idaho National Guard was called to hoist the skier and rescuers from the canyon, but foggy conditions kept its helicopter grounded. Nicole Blanchard, Idaho Statesman, 31 Jan. 2024 But a period of humidity, especially one with cool, foggy mornings, that precedes a dry period just before harvest creates an ideal situation. Mike Desimone and Jeff Jenssen, Robb Report, 6 Feb. 2024 Evans, speaking with THR on bench seating overlooking a foggy Fifth Avenue and Central Park, expresses enthusiasm for the potential of immersive spatial video recording of games. Alex Weprin, The Hollywood Reporter, 5 Feb. 2024 Ever since the morning back in April when Friedl tracked him down online — after 20 years during which neither had the foggiest idea what the other was up to — these two half-siblings have been in contact. Théoden Janes, Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024 After a stretch of bitterly cold days and soupy, foggy skies, Kansas City will see the sun and well above normal temperatures for most of this week, according to the National Weather Service. Robert A. Cronkleton, Kansas City Star, 29 Jan. 2024 Even though the outlook for linear ad spending remains foggy, Warner will still bet on the importance of a physical presentation to help strike a connection with advertisers when some of its competitive set no longer do. Brian Steinberg, Variety, 18 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

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

Time Traveler
The first known use of foggy was in the 15th century

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“Foggy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/foggy. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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foggy

adjective
fog·​gy ˈfȯg-ē How to pronounce foggy (audio)
ˈfäg-
foggier; foggiest
1
: filled with fog
2
foggily adverb
fogginess noun

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