Definition of quag in English:

quag

Pronunciation /kwɒɡ//kwaɡ/

noun

archaic
  • A marshy or boggy place.

    • ‘Both tires have deep, conical lugs that grip like a colony of leeches but are spaced well-enough apart to shed even the most adhesive quag with ease.’
    • ‘The only good thing about your garden becoming a quag is that the weeds pull up really easily.’
    • ‘The entire region plunged into deep chaos and a nation was caught up in a deep quag, that it is still finding itself difficult to extricate from.’
    • ‘The quags are usually very quiet with only the odd walker or birder to be seen and seem far removed from the busy spots further along the coast at Cley and Salthouse.’
    swamp, morass, bog, peat bog, marsh, mire, marshland, fen, slough, quicksand
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Origin

Late 16th century: related to dialect quag ‘shake, quiver’; probably symbolic, the qu- suggesting movement (as in quake and quick).

Pronunciation

quag

/kwɒɡ//kwaɡ/