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From quag +‎ -y.


Alternative forms[edit]

  • quoggy


quaggy ‎(comparative quaggier, superlative quaggiest)

  1. Resembling a quagmire; marshy, miry.
    • 1818, Asiatick Society, Asiatick Researches
      English oxen would be much distressed and frightened in such quaggy soil.
    • 1969, Nandu Singh, S N Avdhut, Dayal Yoga
      Man has to feel his way most cautiously in the quaggy soil of ignorance, suspense, superstition and moral darkness.
  2. Soft or flabby (of a person etc.).
    • 1748, Samuel Richardson, Clarissa:
      Behold her then, spreading the whole troubled bed with her huge quaggy carcase: Her mill-post arms held up; her broad hands clenched with violence [...].
    • 1851, Herman Melville, Moby Dick, chapter 25
      In truth, a mature man who uses hairoil, unless medicinally, that man has probably got a quoggy spot in him somewhere. As a general rule, he can’t amount to much in his totality.