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

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • 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 — [mug′ē] adj. muggier, muggiest [< dial. mug, mist, drizzle, prob. < or akin to ON mugga < IE base * meuk > MUCK] hot and damp, with little or no stirring of the air [muggy weather] mugginess n …   English World dictionary

  • muggy — (adj.) 1731, from mugen to drizzle (late 14c.), from a Scandinavian source, Cf. O.N. mugga drizzling mist, possibly from PIE *meug slimy, slippery (see MUCUS (Cf. mucus)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • muggy — [adj] humid clammy*, close, damp, dampish, dank, moist, mucky*, oppressive, soggy, sticky, stuffy, sultry; concepts 525,603 Ant. dry …   New thesaurus

  • muggy — ► ADJECTIVE (muggier, muggiest) ▪ (of the weather) unpleasantly warm and humid. ORIGIN from dialect mug mist, drizzle …   English terms dictionary

  • 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 — [[t]mʌ̱gi[/t]] ADJ GRADED: oft it v link ADJ Muggy weather is unpleasantly warm and damp. It was muggy and overcast. Syn: humid …   English dictionary

  • muggy —    drunk    Literally, moist, and usually of the weather:     They re rayther muggy oft. (Charles Clark, 1839, writing of drunkards)    Muggy may also mean stupid …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • 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

  • muggy — [“magi] mod. alcohol intoxicated. □ George is just a little muggy. It doesn’t take much anymore. □ I’m too muggy to drive …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • muggy — adj. Muggy is used with these nouns: ↑night, ↑weather …   Collocations dictionary

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