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[mey-zee] /ˈmeɪ zi/
adjective, mazier, maziest.
full of confusing turns, passages, etc.; like a maze; labyrinthine.
Origin of mazy
1500-10; maze + -y1
Related forms
mazily, adverb
maziness, noun Unabridged
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  • From out of the veil of her mazy hair came a voice, soft with seeming humility.

    Under the Rose Frederic Stewart Isham
  • You don't catch me inviting her to the 'mazy dance' again in a hurry.

    Airy Fairy Lilian Margaret Wolfe Hamilton (AKA Duchess)
  • They not only build and endow libraries, but they actually utilize them—spoil their eyes over musty, misty, mazy volumes.

    Discourses of Keidansky Bernard G. Richards
  • All that blurred together in a mazy idea that it was sure to be cosy.

    Sally Bishop E. Temple Thurston
  • The instrument could not lift the dancers up and swing them onward through the mazy motions.

  • At length I strolled through a mazy vista to oblivion, surrounded by a dancing throng of seraphs.

    The Love Story of Abner Stone Edwin Carlile Litsey
  • And they joined in the mazy dance, and spent the hours of night in joyous revelry.

  • It looked like an intricate and mazy dance, the performers in the wild ballet on the plains of South Africa being the antelope.

    The Ruined Cities of Zululand Hugh Mulleneux Walmsley
  • Like minute porpoises or dolphins, they joined in the mazy dance, and rose higher and higher.

    Two Knapsacks John Campbell
  • Enticingly, like a butterfly it fluttered before him; he followed like a child, eagerly—his brain set on the mazy flight.

    Vain Fortune George Moore
British Dictionary definitions for mazy


adjective mazier, maziest
of or like a maze; perplexing or confused
Derived Forms
mazily, adverb
maziness, noun
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Word Origin and History for mazy

1570s, from maze (n.) + -y (2).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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