boggy vs soggy what difference

what is difference between boggy and soggy

English

Etymology

From bog +‎ -y.

Adjective

boggy (comparative boggier, superlative boggiest)

  1. Having the qualities of a bog; i.e. dank, squishy, muddy, and full of water and rotting vegetation.
    Synonyms: marshy, swampy; see also Thesaurus:marshy
    • 1860, Oliver Wendell Holmes, The professor at the breakfast-table: with the story of Iris
      Offer a bulky and boggy bun to the suspected individual just ten minutes before dinner. If this is eagerly accepted and devoured, the fact of youth is established.
    • 1924, Herman Melville, Billy Budd, London: Constable & Co., Chapter 4, [1]
      But the might-have-been is but boggy ground to build on.

Translations



English

Etymology

From sog +‎ -y.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈsɒɡi/
  • Rhymes: -ɒɡi

Adjective

soggy (comparative soggier, superlative soggiest)

  1. Soaked with moisture or other liquid.

Synonyms

  • drenched, saturated, sodden; see also Thesaurus:wet

Derived terms

  • soggily
  • sogginess
  • soggy biscuit

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