Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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SMUGGY, adj. Also deriv. smuggry. Of rain: thin, fine, drizzling (Ork. 1929 Marw., smuggry). [′smʌgi] Abd. 1892  Innes Rev. (Spring 1956) 23:
It cam' on syne a smuggy kind o' rain.

[From Mug, n.2, Muggry, with prothetic s-. See S, letter, 5.]

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