Word A Day – QUAGMIRE

11 06 2008

quagmire \KWAG-myr; KWOG-\

noun:
1. Soft, wet, miry land that shakes or yields under the feet.
2. A difficult or precarious position or situation; a predicament.

Quagmire is from quag, a dialectical variant of quake (from Old English cwacian) + mire, from Old Norse myrr, “a swamp.”

Increasing our vocabulary one day at a time.

Giggity.

Glenn Quagmire

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