Mucky vs Sloughy - What's the difference?

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Mucky is a synonym of sloughy.

As adjectives the difference between mucky and sloughy

is that mucky is (colloquial) covered in muck while sloughy is marshy; having the characteristics of a wetland.




  • (colloquial) Covered in muck.
  • (colloquial) Obscene, pornographic.
  • Quotations

    (covered in muck ): * 1991 : Tell them if you want a mucky oven cleaned before the visit as special steam-cleaning equipment may be needed. Ideal Home , South Bank Publishing group (obscene ): * 1992 : The mucky message carried the name of a constable at the top. — The Daily Mirror , Mirror Group Newspapers

    Derived terms

    * mucky pup




    (en adjective)
  • Marshy; having the characteristics of a wetland.
  • * 1724 , , The Drapier's Letters (1903 edition), Letter 7:
  • Neither should that odious custom be allowed, of cutting scraws, (as they call them) which is flaying off the green surface of the ground, to cover their cabins; or make up their ditches; sometimes in shallow soils, where all is gravel within a few inches; and sometimes in low ground, with a thin greensward, and sloughy underneath; which last turns all into bog, by this mismanagement.
  • * 1918 , , The Song of the Lark , part 1, ch. 1:
  • The Swedish Reform Church was in a sloughy , weedy district, near a group of factories.


    * boggy, miry, mucky, swampy