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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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Examples from the web for woozy
  • Outpatients must plan to have someone take them home after the test, because they will be woozy and unable to drive.
  • At first this makes the film fun, but after a while it might make you so woozy you'll want to get off.
  • If the thought of negotiating with a car salesman makes you woozy, buying a car online may be for you.
  • Only the morphine worked now, but it left her woozy and sleepy.
  • He mimed some woozy tottering and a convulsive hurl.
  • Still, his doctors could not agree on a diagnosis to explain his occasional woozy spells.
  • Still woozy, she stepped outside the banquet hall to get some air.
  • Most of us have experienced that disorienting woozy feeling from being out in the sun too long without adequate fluids.
British Dictionary definitions for woozy

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 woozy
adj.

1897, "muddled or dazed, as with drink," American English colloquial, variant of oozy "muddy," or an alteration of boozy.

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Slang definitions & phrases for woozy

wootsie

Related Terms

toots


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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