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boggy

[bog-ee, baw-gee] /ˈbɒg i, ˈbɔ gi/
adjective, boggier, boggiest.
1.
containing or full of bogs:
It was difficult walking through the boggy terrain.
2.
wet and spongy:
The ground is boggy under foot.
Origin of boggy
1580-1590
1580-90; bog1 + -y1
Related forms
bogginess, noun
unboggy, adjective
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adj.

1580s, from bog (n.) + -y (2). Related: Bogginess.

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