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woozy

[woo-zee, woo z-ee] /ˈwu zi, ˈwʊz i/
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.
3.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900, Americanism; perhaps short for boozy-woozy, rhyming compound based on boozy
Related forms
woozily, adverb
wooziness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for woozinesses

woozy

/ˈwuːzɪ/
adjective (informal) woozier, wooziest
1.
dazed or confused
2.
experiencing dizziness, nausea, etc
Derived Forms
woozily, adverb
wooziness, noun
Word Origin
C19: perhaps from a blend of woolly + muzzy or dizzy
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Word Origin and History for woozinesses
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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Slang definitions & phrases for woozinesses

woozy

adjective
  1. Not fully alert and conscious; half-asleep; befuddled: You'll just get woozy if you stay up any longer/ some woozy tourist
  2. Dizzy; faint; unwell

[1897+; origin unknown; perhaps fr oozy, suggesting the insolidity and limpness of mud]


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