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quag (n.)

"marshy spot," 1580s, a variant of Middle English quabbe "a marsh, bog, shaking marshy soil," from Old English *cwabba "shake, tremble" (like something soft and flabby). Related: Quaggy.

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Definitions of quag from WordNet

quag (n.)
a soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot;
Synonyms: mire / quagmire / morass / slack
From wordnet.princeton.edu