soggy
adjective (soggier; -est) Etymology: English dialect sog to soak Date: 1599 1. saturated or heavy with water or moisture: as a. waterlogged, soaked <
a soggy lawn
>
b. heavy or doughy because of imperfect cooking <
soggy bread
>
2. heavily dull ; spiritless <
soggy prose
>
soggily adverbsogginess noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Soggy — Sog gy, a. [Compar. {Soggier}; superl. {Soggiest}.] [Cf. Icel. s[ o]ggr damp, wet, or E. soak.] Filled with water; soft with moisture; sodden; soaked; wet; as, soggy land or timber. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • soggy — [säg′ē, sôg′ē] adj. soggier, soggiest [< obs. sog, damp, boggy place, prob. < or akin to ON sea, lit., a sucking < base of SUCK] 1. saturated with moisture or liquid; soaked 2. moist and heavy; sodden [soggy cake] 3. dull, heavy, and… …   English World dictionary

  • soggy — 1722, perhaps from dialectal sog bog, swamp (1530s), or from sog become soaked (mid 15c.), both of unknown origin, perhaps related to SOAK (Cf. soak) …   Etymology dictionary

  • soggy — [adj] damp or soaking clammy, dank, dripping, heavy, humid, moist, mucky, muggy, mushy, pasty, pulpy, saturated, soaked, sodden, soft, sopping, spongy, sticky, sultry, waterlogged; concept 603 Ant. dehydrated, dry …   New thesaurus

  • soggy — ► ADJECTIVE (soggier, soggiest) ▪ very wet and soft. DERIVATIVES soggily adverb sogginess noun. ORIGIN from dialect sog «a swamp» …   English terms dictionary

  • soggy — UK [ˈsɒɡɪ] / US [ˈsɑɡɪ] adjective Word forms soggy : adjective soggy comparative soggier superlative soggiest wet and soft, especially in an unpleasant way soggy cornflakes a soggy afternoon (= an afternoon of rain) …   English dictionary

  • soggy — [[t]sɒ̱gi[/t]] soggier, soggiest ADJ GRADED Something that is soggy is unpleasantly wet. ...soggy cheese sandwiches. ...a gray and soggy afternoon …   English dictionary

  • soggy — sog|gy [ˈsɔgi US ˈsa:gi] adj [Date: 1700 1800; Origin: sog area of wet ground (16 19 centuries)] unpleasantly wet and soft ▪ The ground was soggy from the rain. ▪ The sandwiches have gone all soggy …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • soggy — sog|gy [ sagi ] adjective wet and soft, especially in an unpleasant way: soggy cornflakes a soggy afternoon (=an afternoon of rain) …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • soggy — adjective unpleasantly wet and soft: The ground was soggy from the rain. | The bottom of the pie has gone all soggy. soggily adverb sogginess noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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