Meaning of muggy in English:


Pronunciation /ˈmʌɡi/

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adjectiveadjective muggier, adjective muggiest

  • (of the weather) unpleasantly warm and humid.

    ‘it was a hot, very muggy evening’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It's ever so close in the lounge, dear, clammy, muggy, stuffy, humid, hot.’
    • ‘All that hot muggy weather was really starting to get to me’
    • ‘The muggy weather made my clothes stick to my body and I tossed in my bed.’
    • ‘The weather was warm though and the rooms were muggy and humid.’
    • ‘Southend seemed to suffer the worst of today's storms, but the weathermen say it will remain warm and muggy for a while yet.’
    • ‘Although it was pouring with rain, the day was so warm and muggy that the cows were literally steaming, you could see clouds of moisture rising from them.’
    • ‘Then when summer finally arrives, we blast the air conditioning and nag about how muggy and unbearable the weather is.’
    • ‘Halle rested against the cold steel, refreshing from the muggy outdoor weather, and looked at him blankly.’
    • ‘It was extremely muggy and humid, making anyone who had stayed in there for ten minutes start to sweat.’
    • ‘They walked slowly, as the humid and muggy atmosphere seemed to way them down.’
    • ‘Since the room was stuffy and muggy without the air conditioner running all the time, just turning the thing off wasn't an option.’
    • ‘It's so muggy and sticky and every time I breathe in, the air feels disgustingly warm and damp.’
    • ‘After two weeks of the muggy heat, though, Maurer said the Minnesota weather was a welcome relief.’
    • ‘July had faded into August, and the nice warm days had become hot and muggy.’
    • ‘Over here it's that muggy heat that you can't breathe.’
    • ‘So you'd think it would be hot and muggy there, and people wouldn't want to be bothered with wearing too much pesky clothing, right?’
    • ‘The first version was cold and rainy; the second was miserably hot, smotheringly muggy.’
    humid, close, sultry, sticky, steamy, oppressive, airless, stifling, suffocating, stuffy, clammy, damp, moist, soupy, heavy, fuggy, like a Turkish bath, like a sauna
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Mid 17th century from dialect mug ‘mist, drizzle’, from mug ‘to drizzle’, probably from Old Norse; compare with Icelandic mugga ‘to snow in calm weather’, Norwegian mugga ‘to drizzle’.