adjectiveBritish • dialect
- Tending to form clots; sticky: claggy mudMore example sentences
- They're only dancing slowly, mind, because their feet are sticking to the claggy mat.
- By the time they got to the dining room, the dumplings were claggy and stuck to the steamers and the molluscs were all gone.
- We left them for a field side path that optimistically is a margin path in the making, but was claggy on the boots.
late 16th century: perhaps of Scandinavian origin; compare with Danish klag 'sticky mud'.