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saggy

[sag-ee] /ˈsæg i/
adjective, saggier, saggiest.
1.
sagging or tending to sag:
a saggy roof.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; sag + -y1
Related forms
sagginess, noun
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  • In addition, microbes hiding in saggy skin-folds can probably convert the iodine in surface mud into an absorbable form.
  • Statistics, too, may be making things there look less saggy.
  • Other things come with old age besides saggy skin and weak bones.
  • The fish has saggy skin and a distinctive face but is best known for its method of feeding itself.
  • The pad adds important insulation and rigidity to the bottom which is otherwise cold and uncomfortably saggy.
  • His tie was askew and he wore a sloppy white shirt, saggy pants, and a wrinkled greenish-grey overcoat.
Word Origin and History for saggy
adj.

1848, from sag (n.) + -y (2). Related: Saggily; sagginess.

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