quag
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1589 marsh, bog

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • quag — quag·ga; quag·gy; quag·miry; quag; quin·quag·e·nary; …   English syllables

  • Quag — Quag, n. A quagmire. [R.] Crooked or straight, through quags or thorny dells. Cowper. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • quag — (n.) marshy spot, 1580s, a variant of M.E. quabbe a marsh, bog, from O.E. *cwabba shake, tremble (like something soft and flabby) …   Etymology dictionary

  • quag — [kwag, kwäg] n. [< ?] Rare a bog or marsh …   English World dictionary

  • quag — problem, gripe What s HIS quag? …   Dictionary of american slang

  • quag — problem, gripe What s HIS quag? …   Dictionary of american slang

  • quag — [kwag, kwɒg] noun archaic a marshy or boggy place. Derivatives quaggy adjective Origin C16: related to dialect quag shake ; prob. symbolic, the qu suggesting movement (as in quake) …   English new terms dictionary

  • quag — n. a marshy or boggy place. Derivatives: quaggy adj. Etymology: rel. to dial. quag (v.) = shake: prob. imit …   Useful english dictionary

  • quag — /kwag, kwog/, n. a quagmire. [1580 90; expressive word, obscurely akin to QUAKE] * * * …   Universalium

  • quag — noun quagmire …   Wiktionary

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