Quaggy Quag"gy, a. [See {Quag}, {Quagmire}.] Of the nature of a quagmire; yielding or trembling under the foot, as soft, wet earth; spongy; boggy. ``O'er the watery strath, or quaggy moss.'' --Collins. [1913 Webster]

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  • quaggy — quagginess, n. /kwag ee, kwog ee/, adj., quaggier, quaggiest. 1. of the nature of or resembling a quagmire; marshy; boggy. 2. soft or flabby: quaggy flesh. [1600 10; QUAG + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • quaggy — adjective (of soil) soft and watery the ground was boggy under foot a marshy coastline miry roads wet mucky lowland muddy barnyard quaggy terrain the sloughy edge of the pond swa …   Useful english dictionary

  • quaggy — adjective Date: 1610 1. marshy 2. flabby …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • quaggy — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Yielding easily to pressure or weight; not firm: mushy, pappy1, pulpous, pulpy, soft, spongy, squashy, squishy, yielding. See RESIST …   English dictionary for students

  • quaggy — a. Boggy, marshy, swampy, queachy …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • quaggy — adj 1. marshy, boggy, fenny, swampy, Archaic. marish; miry, quagmiry, sloughy, oozy, muddy, sludgy, mucky; squashy, spongy, paludal, moory; plashy, poachy, slushy, slobby, squishy; soggy, pulpy, mushy, loamy. 2. soft, flabby, flaccid, limp;… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • quaggy — quag·gy …   English syllables

  • quaggy — quag•gy [[t]ˈkwæg i, ˈkwɒg i[/t]] adj. gi•er, gi•est 1) of or like a quagmire; marshy; boggy 2) soft or flabby • Etymology: 1600–10 quag′gi•ness, n …   From formal English to slang

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