Definition of muggy in English:

muggy

adjective

  • (of the weather) unpleasantly warm and humid:

    ‘it was a hot, very muggy evening’
    • ‘The muggy weather made my clothes stick to my body and I tossed in my bed.’
    • ‘They walked slowly, as the humid and muggy atmosphere seemed to way them down.’
    • ‘Forecasters said the UK would take on a tropical feel, with sticky and muggy weather making conditions unpleasant.’
    • ‘Although it was pouring with rain, the day was so warm and muggy that the cows were literally steaming, you could see clouds of moisture rising from them.’
    • ‘The first version was cold and rainy; the second was miserably hot, smotheringly muggy.’
    • ‘Over here it's that muggy heat that you can't breathe.’
    • ‘So it was another late night yesterday, made worse by the very hot muggy weather making it almost impossible to get to sleep even with the fan on number two all night.’
    • ‘It's so muggy and sticky and every time I breathe in, the air feels disgustingly warm and damp.’
    • ‘July had faded into August, and the nice warm days had become hot and muggy.’
    • ‘The weather was warm though and the rooms were muggy and humid.’
    • ‘It's ever so close in the lounge, dear, clammy, muggy, stuffy, humid, hot.’
    • ‘Halle rested against the cold steel, refreshing from the muggy outdoor weather, and looked at him blankly.’
    • ‘All that hot muggy weather was really starting to get to me’
    • ‘Southend seemed to suffer the worst of today's storms, but the weathermen say it will remain warm and muggy for a while yet.’
    • ‘It was extremely muggy and humid, making anyone who had stayed in there for ten minutes start to sweat.’
    • ‘After two weeks of the muggy heat, though, Maurer said the Minnesota weather was a welcome relief.’
    • ‘Since the room was stuffy and muggy without the air conditioner running all the time, just turning the thing off wasn't an option.’
    • ‘Came home to warm, muggy weather and, apparently, it rained here at the house.’
    • ‘So you'd think it would be hot and muggy there, and people wouldn't want to be bothered with wearing too much pesky clothing, right?’
    • ‘Then when summer finally arrives, we blast the air conditioning and nag about how muggy and unbearable the weather is.’
    humid, close, sultry, sticky, steamy, oppressive, airless, stifling, suffocating, stuffy, clammy, damp, moist, soupy, heavy, fuggy, like a turkish bath, like a sauna
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Origin

Mid 18th century: from dialect mug mist, drizzle, from Old Norse mugga.

Pronunciation:

muggy

/ˈmʌɡi/