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muggy

[muhg-ee] /ˈmʌg i/
adjective, muggier, muggiest.
1.
(of the atmosphere, weather, etc.) oppressively humid; damp and close.
Origin
1725-1735
1725-35; mug to drizzle (noun and v.) (< Scandinavian; compare Old Norse mugga mist, drizzle) + -y1
Related forms
muggily, adverb
mugginess, noun
Antonyms
dry.
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Examples from the web for muggy
  • muggy-Colloquially descriptive of warm and especially humid weather.
  • Humid or muggy conditions can add to the discomfort of high temperatures.
  • In the muggy heat, he's rolled up the sleeves of his white dress shirt.
  • Even though the sun had set hours ago, the air was still oppressively muggy, and my clothes immediately began sticking to my skin.
  • It was hot and a bit muggy and the wind was a bit stiff.
  • Summer was hot and muggy, while winter days were often shrouded in fog.
  • The material will help block the sun from beating down on you without making your head feel muggy and hot.
  • If things do get too muggy, unzip the adjustable mesh vents for bug-free cross ventilation.
  • The room is getting hot and muggy as the mission gets seriously underway.
  • The carpets were red, flags flew under a muggy sun and the honour guard stood crisply to attention.
British Dictionary definitions for muggy

muggy

/ˈmʌɡɪ/
adjective -gier, -giest
1.
(of weather, air, etc) unpleasantly warm and humid
Derived Forms
muggily, adverb
mugginess, noun
Word Origin
C18: dialect mug drizzle, probably from Scandinavian; compare Old Norse mugga mist
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Word Origin and History for muggy
adj.

1731, from mugen "to drizzle" (late 14c.), from a Scandinavian source, cf. Old Norse mugga "drizzling mist," possibly from PIE *meug- "slimy, slippery" (see mucus).

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