Definition of muggy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈməɡē/

adjective (muggier, muggiest)

(Of the weather) unpleasantly warm and humid.
Example sentences
  • Came home to warm, muggy weather and, apparently, it rained here at the house.
  • Forecasters said the UK would take on a tropical feel, with sticky and muggy weather making conditions unpleasant.
  • So it was another late night yesterday, made worse by the very hot muggy weather making it almost impossible to get to sleep even with the fan on number two all night.
humid, close, sultry, sticky, oppressive, airless, stifling, suffocating, stuffy, clammy, damp, heavy



Pronunciation: /ˈməɡēnəs/
Example sentences
  • The weather was beautiful and the sky a crisp blue contrast to the hazy mugginess of previous days.
  • It had been raining steadily for three hours now, and the mugginess that had haunted their steps this morning had been washed and replaced by a somewhat cold day, surprising in Arizona.
  • The mugginess is making them all sweat.


Mid 18th century: from dialect mug 'mist, drizzle', from Old Norse mugga.

Words that rhyme with muggy

buggy, druggy, fuggy, puggy

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: mug·gy

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