Definition of soggy in English:


adjectivesoggiest, soggier

  • 1Wet and soft.

    ‘we squelched through the soggy ground’
    ‘the chorus sings powerfully but the interpretation is ultimately soggy’
    • ‘I glanced sideways and verified that upon the nest of limp lettuce and soggy tomato resided no meatball pattie.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘On this night the sky was overcast, the ground soggy from a day's rain and the place mostly deserted.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘If we had learned anything from our earlier soggy adventures, it was to let wetness just happen.’
    • ‘More than six inches of rain has drenched an already soggy Los Angeles this holiday weekend.’
    • ‘There are neighbourhoods that are still evacuated and a lot of soggy basements.’
    • ‘On a very soggy pitch both teams served up some very exciting hurling.’
    • ‘Heavy rains over East London the past two weeks have left the outfield soggy and conditions were soft underfoot.’
    • ‘At present the very wet conditions are not helping as the clay is 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.’
    • ‘Yes, the ground may still be soggy and it's still cold outside, but you can still garden!’
    • ‘The soggy firewood was gathered, tents put up, and a line strung between trees to hang the wet gear to dry.’
    • ‘Jason Sorens' dream is off to a better start than the soggy failures of the past.’
    • ‘Surveyors, trudging barefoot through the mud, stuck flags into the soggy earth marking the city limits.’
    • ‘What's left of Hurricane Charley will make it a soggy weekend in the area, as expected.’
    • ‘Lumpy custard, soggy cabbage and mushy peas are perhaps the most memorable features of school dinners in years gone by.’
    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.