|Origin:||quag 'soft wet ground' (16-20 centuries) (perhaps from quag 'to shake' (17-19 centuries)) + mire|
quag‧mire [countable usually singular]
an area of soft wet muddy ground:
In the rainy season the roads become a quagmire.
a difficult or complicated situation:
The Balkan situation became a political and military quagmire.