Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Warm and extremely humid.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Containing moisture in suspension; damp and close; warm and humid: as, muggy air.
  • Moist; damp; moldy.
  • Also muggish.
  • noun A half-intoxicated person.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Moist; damp; moldy.
  • adjective Warm, damp, and windless; uncomfortably hot and humid; sultry.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective etc humid, or hot and humid.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective hot or warm and humid

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Probably from Middle English mugen, to drizzle; akin to Old Norse mugga, a drizzle.]

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From Old Norse mugga ("drizzle, mist").

Examples

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  • Henry Morgan, a comedian, used 'muggy' in his act. "After Easter the weather will be muggy, followed by Tuegy, Wednegy, Thursgy, and Frigy."

    April 8, 2012

  • Old Norse was some language.

    December 20, 2018