Definition of soggy in English:



  • Very wet and soft.

    ‘we squelched through the soggy ground’
    • ‘On this night the sky was overcast, the ground soggy from a day's rain and the place mostly deserted.’
    • ‘Start the jug swinging and try to insert spoonfuls of soggy cereal into the mouth of the jug while pretending to be a plane.’
    • ‘At present the very wet conditions are not helping as the clay is soggy.’
    • ‘Surveyors, trudging barefoot through the mud, stuck flags into the soggy earth marking the city limits.’
    • ‘Jason Sorens' dream is off to a better start than the soggy failures of the past.’
    • ‘Lumpy custard, soggy cabbage and mushy peas are perhaps the most memorable features of school dinners in years gone by.’
    • ‘If we had learned anything from our earlier soggy adventures, it was to let wetness just happen.’
    • ‘The sodden rocket would not ignite and his soggy parachute failed to open.’
    • ‘More than six inches of rain has drenched an already soggy Los Angeles this holiday weekend.’
    • ‘What's left of Hurricane Charley will make it a soggy weekend in the area, as expected.’
    • ‘The soggy firewood was gathered, tents put up, and a line strung between trees to hang the wet gear to dry.’
    • ‘On a very soggy pitch both teams served up some very exciting hurling.’
    • ‘There are neighbourhoods that are still evacuated and a lot of soggy basements.’
    • ‘Yes, the ground may still be soggy and it's still cold outside, but you can still garden!’
    • ‘I glanced sideways and verified that upon the nest of limp lettuce and soggy tomato resided no meatball pattie.’
    • ‘Heavy rainfall over the weekend is keeping fields soggy and tractors idle.’
    • ‘The walkways yesterday were a deep, soggy mess that spoiled many a good pair of golf shoes and a lot of clothing.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He spun around and crouched low behind the tree, his soggy shoes making squishy sounds.’
    • ‘Heavy rains over East London the past two weeks have left the outfield soggy and conditions were soft underfoot.’
    soft and wet, mushy, squashy, pulpy, pappy, slushy, sloppy, squelchy, squishy, oozy, doughy, semi-liquid, over-moist
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Early 18th century (in the sense ‘boggy’): from dialect sog ‘a swamp’ + -y.