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[fog-ee, faw-gee]
adjective, foggier, foggiest.
thick with or having much fog; misty: a foggy valley; a foggy spring day.
covered or enveloped as if with fog: a foggy mirror.
blurred or obscured as if by fog; not clear; vague: I haven't the foggiest notion of where she went.
bewildered; perplexed.
Photography. affected by fog.

1520–30; fog2 + -y1; orig. meaning marshy, thick, murky

foggily, adverb
fogginess, noun
unfoggy, adjective

foggy, fogy.

3. fuzzy, hazy, dim, murky, muddled.
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foggy (ˈfɒɡɪ)
adj , -gier, -giest
1.  thick with fog
2.  obscure or confused
3.  another word for fogged
4.  not the foggiest, not the foggiest idea, not the foggiest notion no idea whatsoever: I haven't the foggiest

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Word Origin & History

1540s, perhaps from a Scandinavian source, or formed from fog + -y (2). Foggy Bottom "U.S. Department of State," from the name of a marshy region of Washington, D.C., where many federal buildings are (also with a punning allusion to political murkiness)
popularized 1947 by James Reston in "New York Times," but he said it had been used earlier by Edward Folliard of "The Washington Post."
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