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Date: 1700-1800
Origin: mug 'light rain' (1700-1800), probably from a Scandinavian language

muggy

adjective
     
mug‧gy
informal muggy weather is unpleasantly warm and the air seems wet [= humid]
WORD FOCUS: wet WORD FOCUS: wet
very wet: soaked, drenched

a little wet: damp, moist

wet and soft: soggy

when the air feels wet: humid, damp, muggy


See also
wet

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