Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. adhesive
  • adj. sticky or tacky, of mud, tar, glue.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Adhesive; -- said of a roof in a mine to which coal clings.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Sticky; adhesive.

Etymologies

clag + -y (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Nigella's basic recipe, however, is interesting in that it's lightened with Greek yoghurt – "as far as authenticity goes, I don't make any claims," she admits, but "homemade hummus can be stodgy and claggy, and I love the tender whippedness that you get in restaurant versions".

    How to make perfect hummus

  • Add the cumin and a generous pinch of salt, then gradually tip in enough cooking water to give a soft paste – it should just hold its shape, but not be claggy.

    How to make perfect hummus

  • This could be any portrait painter at the easel; indeed the painterly process from charcoal underdrawing to claggy conclusion is the least interesting part of the book, partly because how they are made is so evident in the paintings.

    Man with a Blue Scarf: On Sitting for a Portrait by Lucian Freud, by Martin Gayford

  • Of the sides we tried, only the baked beans, with their claggy, refried texture, failed to please.

    Restaurant review: Pitt Cue Co

  • Then there was an anxiety about a lack of water for crops and farm animals, now dry and claggy greyness just seemed part of a more general malaise.

    Country diary: Wenlock Edge

  • Good Food add marmalade in obedience to their hot toddy theme, while Claire Clark goes for chocolate spread: I can't detect either in the final cakes, unlike Nigella's chestnut purée, which has given her cake an odd, slightly furry, almost claggy texture which I'm not too keen on.

    How to cook perfect Christmas cake

  • That Schaal's character is the only one who doesn't turn out to be an inspired artist of some kind or other is just one of upsets in an alternatively smooth and claggy product.

    Butter – review

  • Rather than claggy and thick, it's creamy and smooth, and best of all, it stays still, even on stupidly hot afternoons.

    Kiss and make-up: waterproof mascara

  • Unfortunately the rice at Shiori just ain't all that: cold, claggy, under-flavoured, underwhelming.

    Restaurant review: Sushi of Shiori

  • "Look, if some claggy louse-about was trying to put his greasey's on your croc, you woulda shivvied him too."

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