groggy

[grog-ee]
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:
1760–70; grog + -y1

groggily, adverb
grogginess, noun


2. sluggish, lethargic; woozy, dopey.
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groggy (ˈɡrɒɡɪ)
 
adj , -gier, -giest
1.  dazed or staggering, as from exhaustion, blows, or drunkenness
2.  faint or weak
 
'groggily
 
adv
 
'grogginess
 
n

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Word Origin & History

groggy
1770, "drunk," from grog + -y (2). Non-alcoholic meaning "shaky, tottering" is from 1832, originally from the fight ring.
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groggy definition


  1. mod.
    tired; in a stupor. (Standard but having a slangy history. From a term for rum as drunk aboard ship, derived from the nickname grog, belonging to Admiral Edward Vernon.) : I'm still groggy by ten in the morning.
  2. mod.
    and groggified. [ˈgrɔgifɑɪd]alcohol intoxicated. : He was too groggified to drive.
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Example sentences
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.
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