Definition of claggy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈklaɡi/

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British dialect
Tending to form clots; sticky: claggy mud
More 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'.

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