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quag Line breaks: quag
Pronunciation: /kwaɡ/

Definition of quag in English:


A marshy or boggy place.
Example sentences
  • The entire region plunged into deep chaos and a nation was caught up in a deep quag, that it is still finding itself difficult to extricate from.
  • Both tires have deep, conical lugs that grip like a colony of leeches but are spaced well-enough apart to shed even the most adhesive quag with ease.
  • The only good thing about your garden becoming a quag is that the weeds pull up really easily.


Pronunciation: /ˈkwaɡi/ /ˈkwɒɡi/
Example sentences
  • However, there is one interesting thing about wild, remote, quaggy old Isle of Lewis.
  • The path itself, or rather the portion of more solid ground on which the travellers half walked, half waded, was rough, broken, and in many places quaggy and unsound.
  • We came at last to a bit of quaggy road, which one man, by making a dash as over thin ice, might possibly have got through; for six men and a stretcher this was impossible.


Late 16th century: related to dialect quag 'shake, quiver'; probably symbolic, the qu- suggesting movement (as in quake and quick).

Words that rhyme with quag

bag, blag, brag, Bragg, crag, dag, drag, flag, gag, hag, jag, lag, mag, nag, rag, sag, scrag, slag, snag, sprag, stag, swag, tag, wag, zag
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