A Dictionary of the English Language
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Quaggy

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Quaggy. adj. [from quagmire.] Boggy; soft; not solid. Ains. This word is somewhere too in Clarissa.

Sources: Ainsworth, Robert (56) · Richardson, Samuel (11)

Attributes: Adjective (426)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Quaggy." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: January 30, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=5828.


  1. Dr. Johnson’s job would have been much easier if Google Books were around in his time. A search for “quaggy” in Samuel Richardson’s Clarissa yields the following sentence:

    “Behold her then, spreading the whole troubled bed with her huge quaggy carcase…”

  2. Brandi on April 21st, 2011 at 6:39 pm

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