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

  • adj. Saturated or sodden with moisture; soaked: soggy clothes.
  • adj. Lacking spirit; dull: a soggy bit of dialogue.
  • adj. Humid; sultry: a soggy afternoon in August.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Soaked with moisture or other liquid

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Filled with water; soft with moisture; sodden; soaked; wet.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Soaked with water or moisture; thoroughly wet; damp and heavy: as, soggy land; soggy timber; soggy bread.

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

  • adj. slow and apathetic
  • adj. (of soil) soft and watery
  • adj. having the consistency of dough because of insufficient leavening or improper cooking


From dialectal sog, to be soaked (from Middle English soggon, soaked, probably of Scandinavian origin) or from dialectal sog, swamp.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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