muggily

muggy

[muhg-ee]
adjective, muggier, muggiest.
(of the atmosphere, weather, etc.) oppressively humid; damp and close.

Origin:
1725–35; mug to drizzle (noun and v.) (< Scandinavian; compare Old Norse mugga mist, drizzle) + -y1

muggily, adverb
mugginess, noun


dry.
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muggy (ˈmʌɡɪ)
 
adj , -gier, -giest
(of weather, air, etc) unpleasantly warm and humid
 
[C18: dialect mug drizzle, probably from Scandinavian; compare Old Norse mugga mist]
 
'muggily
 
adv
 
'mugginess
 
n

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muggy
1731, from mugen "to drizzle" (late 14c.), from O.N. mugga "drizzle, mist," related to mjukr "soft," or O.N. mygla "mold," which is cognate with L. mucus "snot."
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