Muggier
Muggy Mug"gy (m[u^]g"g[y^]), a. [Compar. {Muggier} (m[u^]g"g[i^]*[~e]r); superl. {Muggiest}.] [Cf. Icel. mugga mist, mugginess. Cf. 4th {Mold}.] 1. Moist; damp; moldy; as, muggy straw. [1913 Webster]

2. Warm, damp, and windless; uncomfortably hot and humid; sultry; as, muggy air, weather. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • muggier — mug·gy || mÊŒgɪ adj. hot and humid (Weather) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Muggiest — Muggy Mug gy (m[u^]g g[y^]), a. [Compar. {Muggier} (m[u^]g g[i^]*[ e]r); superl. {Muggiest}.] [Cf. Icel. mugga mist, mugginess. Cf. 4th {Mold}.] 1. Moist; damp; moldy; as, muggy straw. [1913 Webster] 2. Warm, damp, and windless; uncomfortably hot …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Muggy — Mug gy (m[u^]g g[y^]), a. [Compar. {Muggier} (m[u^]g g[i^]*[ e]r); superl. {Muggiest}.] [Cf. Icel. mugga mist, mugginess. Cf. 4th {Mold}.] 1. Moist; damp; moldy; as, muggy straw. [1913 Webster] 2. Warm, damp, and windless; uncomfortably hot and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • muggy — adjective (muggier; est) Etymology: English dialect mug drizzle Date: 1746 being warm, damp, and close • mugginess noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • muggy — muggily, adv. mugginess, n. /mug ee/, adj., muggier, muggiest. (of the atmosphere, weather, etc.) oppressively humid; damp and close. [1725 35; mug to drizzle (n. and v.) ( < Scand; cf. ON mugga mist, drizzle) + Y1] Ant. dry. * * * …   Universalium

  • muggy — adjective (muggier, muggiest) (of the weather) unpleasantly warm and humid. Derivatives mugginess noun Origin C18: from dialect mug mist , from ON mugga …   English new terms dictionary

  • muggy — adjective muggier, muggiest informal muggy weather is unpleasantly warm and the air seems wet: The air was muggy and damp, threatening a storm later. mugginess noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • multimillion — adjective muggier, muggiest multimillion pound, multimillion dollar etc worth or costing many millions of pounds, dollars etc: Gascoigne s multimillion pound move to Lazio …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • muggy — UK [ˈmʌɡɪ] / US adjective Word forms muggy : adjective muggy comparative muggier superlative muggiest muggy weather is warm in an unpleasant way because the air feels wet Derived word: mugginess noun uncountable …   English dictionary

  • muggy — /ˈmʌgi / (say mugee) adjective (muggier, muggiest) (of the atmosphere, weather, etc.) damp and close; humid and oppressive. {British dialect mug mist (from Old Norse mugga to drizzle) + y1} –mugginess, noun …   Australian English dictionary

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