boggy

boggy

[bog-ee, baw-gee]
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:
1580–90; bog1 + -y1

bogginess, noun
unboggy, adjective
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bog (bɒɡ)
 
n
1.  wet spongy ground consisting of decomposing vegetation, which ultimately forms peat
2.  an area of such ground
3.  a place or thing that prevents or slows progress or improvement
4.  a slang word for lavatory
5.  slang (Austral) the act or an instance of defecating
 
[C13: from Gaelic bogach swamp, from bog soft]
 
'boggy
 
adj
 
'bogginess
 
n

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boggy
1580s, from bog + -y (2).
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