wooziness

woozy

[woo-zee, wooz-ee]
adjective, woozier, wooziest.
1.
stupidly confused; muddled: woozy from a blow on the head.
2.
physically out of sorts, as with dizziness, faintness, or slight nausea: He felt woozy after the flu.

Origin:
1895–1900, Americanism; perhaps short for boozy-woozy, rhyming compound based on boozy

woozily, adverb
wooziness, noun
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woozy (ˈwuːzɪ)
 
adj , woozier, wooziest
1.  dazed or confused
2.  experiencing dizziness, nausea, etc
 
[C19: perhaps from a blend of woolly + muzzy or dizzy]
 
'woozily
 
adv
 
'wooziness
 
n

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woozy
1897, "muddled or dazed, as with drink," Amer.Eng. colloq., variant of oozy "muddy," or an alteration of boozy (1719), from booze.
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