Definition of soggy in English:



  • 1Wet and soft.

    ‘we squelched through the soggy ground’
    ‘the chorus sings powerfully but the interpretation is ultimately soggy’
    • ‘Start the jug swinging and try to insert spoonfuls of soggy cereal into the mouth of the jug while pretending to be a plane.’
    • ‘Jason Sorens' dream is off to a better start than the soggy failures of the past.’
    • ‘The soggy firewood was gathered, tents put up, and a line strung between trees to hang the wet gear to dry.’
    • ‘If we had learned anything from our earlier soggy adventures, it was to let wetness just happen.’
    • ‘Heavy rainfall over the weekend is keeping fields soggy and tractors idle.’
    • ‘Both of them make great soup; and you must be here on a soggy afternoon to know how valuable a good bowl of steaming soup is.’
    • ‘What's left of Hurricane Charley will make it a soggy weekend in the area, as expected.’
    • ‘On this night the sky was overcast, the ground soggy from a day's rain and the place mostly deserted.’
    • ‘On a very soggy pitch both teams served up some very exciting hurling.’
    • ‘The walkways yesterday were a deep, soggy mess that spoiled many a good pair of golf shoes and a lot of clothing.’
    • ‘The sodden rocket would not ignite and his soggy parachute failed to open.’
    • ‘He spun around and crouched low behind the tree, his soggy shoes making squishy sounds.’
    • ‘I glanced sideways and verified that upon the nest of limp lettuce and soggy tomato resided no meatball pattie.’
    • ‘Surveyors, trudging barefoot through the mud, stuck flags into the soggy earth marking the city limits.’
    • ‘Heavy rains over East London the past two weeks have left the outfield soggy and conditions were soft underfoot.’
    • ‘Lumpy custard, soggy cabbage and mushy peas are perhaps the most memorable features of school dinners in years gone by.’
    • ‘At present the very wet conditions are not helping as the clay is soggy.’
    • ‘There are neighbourhoods that are still evacuated and a lot of soggy basements.’
    • ‘More than six inches of rain has drenched an already soggy Los Angeles this holiday weekend.’
    • ‘Yes, the ground may still be soggy and it's still cold outside, but you can still garden!’
    soft and wet, mushy, squashy, pulpy, pappy, slushy, sloppy, squelchy, squishy, oozy, doughy, semi-liquid, over-moist
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    1. 1.1 Dull and lifeless.
      ‘the chorus sing powerfully but the interpretation is ultimately soggy’


Early 18th century (in the sense ‘boggy’): from dialect sog ‘a swamp’ + -y.