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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English cloudy (cloudy, overcast, gloomy, dark", also "hilly, rocky), from Old English clūdiġ (stony, rocky), equivalent to cloud +‎ -y.

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AdjectiveEdit

cloudy (comparative cloudier, superlative cloudiest)

  1. Covered with or characterised by clouds; overcast.
  2. Not transparent or clear.
    • 2002, “Best Inventions of 2002”, in Time[1]:
      [] aerogel resembles smoke that has been frozen into place — it's cloudy, translucent and virtually weightless.
  3. Uncertain; unclear.
  4. (computing, informal) Using or relating to cloud computing.
    a cloudy infrastructure
  5. (slang, archaic) shady; sketchy; suspicious

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