Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to a swamp; consisting of swamp; like a swamp; low, wet, and spongy: as, swampy land.

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

  • adjective Consisting of swamp; like a swamp; low, wet, and spongy.

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  • adjective Describing land that is wet like a swamp.

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

  • adjective (of soil) soft and watery

Etymologies

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swamp +‎ -y

Examples

  • A long succession of boiling rapids and waterfalls having in days of yore obstructed the passage of the fur-traders, they had landed at the top of them, and cut a pathway through the woods, which happened at this place to be exceedingly swampy: hence the name Savan (or _swampy_) Portage.

    Hudson Bay

  • Their car swerved off the road and onto the median which was soggy to the point of swampy from a recent rainstorm.

    The passing of a flinty Canadian scientist

  • The pilots changed course and headed for an airport near McComb, Mississippi but the plane stalled near Gillsburg, Mississippi and crashed in swampy woods.

    June « 2010 « Lynyrd Skynyrd Dixie

  • The pilots changed course and headed for an airport near McComb, Mississippi but the plane stalled near Gillsburg, Mississippi and crashed in swampy woods.

    LYNYRD SKYNYRD BIOGRAPHY « Lynyrd Skynyrd Dixie

  • Their car swerved off the road and onto the median which was soggy to the point of swampy from a recent rainstorm.

    Lance Mannion:

  • Once I came home, I had lost the golden thread that was guiding me and to make matters worse, I had come to a portion of the book I call the swampy middle of doom.

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • Once I came home, I had lost the golden thread that was guiding me and to make matters worse, I had come to a portion of the book I call the swampy middle of doom.

    When the Going Gets Tough

  • (In the interior, there is more likely to be a couple of big boulders across the road, diverting you to the shoulder; in swampy areas there is no shoulder.)

    Traffic control, Mexican style

  • (In the interior, there is more likely to be a couple of big boulders across the road, diverting you to the shoulder; in swampy areas there is no shoulder.)

    Traffic control, Mexican style

  • They were sometimes held in swampy areas teeming with snakes and malaria-carrying mosquitoes.

    Utecht, Richard W.

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