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groggy

[grog-ee] /ˈgrɒg i/
adjective, groggier, groggiest.
1.
staggering, as from exhaustion or blows:
a boxer groggy from his opponent's hard left jab.
2.
dazed and weakened, as from lack of sleep:
Late nights always make me groggy the next morning.
3.
Archaic. drunk; intoxicated.
Origin
1760-1770
1760-70; grog + -y1
Related forms
groggily, adverb
grogginess, noun
Synonyms
2. sluggish, lethargic; woozy, dopey.
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  • But after two hours he woke up, groggily finished his meal, and later trotted off into the sunrise.
  • The clubhouse attendants groggily look up at the clock.
  • But after two hours he woke up, groggily finished his meal, and later trotted off into the sunrise.
  • The sight of players sitting groggily on the sideline has become common.
  • He groggily undid the lock-and found a half-dozen police officers in the corridor.
  • In his rumpled polo shirt, he shuffles groggily downstairs to his mahogany-paneled living room.
  • Next morning, three of them come groggily to in their suite.
  • The sheriff arrived to find us all with our pants rolled up, bending groggily up and down in a sort of scratching calisthenics.
British Dictionary definitions for groggily

groggy

/ˈɡrɒɡɪ/
adjective (informal) -gier, -giest
1.
dazed or staggering, as from exhaustion, blows, or drunkenness
2.
faint or weak
Derived Forms
groggily, adverb
grogginess, noun
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Word Origin and History for groggily

groggy

adj.

1770, "drunk," from grog + -y (2). Non-alcoholic meaning "shaky, tottering" is from 1832, originally from the fight ring. Related: Groggily; grogginess.

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Slang definitions & phrases for groggily

groggy

adjective

Sleepy; dazed; semiconscious: Conlon was so groggy that he wanted to know why Nelson was not coaching the Warriors (1832+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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