Quag definition

kwăg, kwŏg
A quagmire.
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(rare) A bog or marsh.
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The definition of a quag is a shortened version of quagmire, with means a bog or wet area covered in rotting plants.

An example of a quag is a marsh in the English countryside.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
quag
Plural:
quags

Origin of quag

  • Perhaps variant of Middle English quabbe from Old English cwabba

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition