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dozy

[doh-zee] /ˈdoʊ zi/
adjective, dozier, doziest.
1.
drowsy; half asleep.
2.
decayed, as timber.
Origin of dozy
1685-1695
First recorded in 1685-95; doze1 + -y1
Related forms
dozily, adverb
doziness, noun
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Examples from the Web for dozy
Historical Examples
  • His ancestors were Sleepyheads on his mother's side, and dozy Pates on his father's side.

    Andiron Tales John Kendrick Bangs
  • It was to be judged that the stuffy air of the car made her dozy.

    Sundry Accounts

    Irvin S. Cobb
  • Then came the hour of half-sleep, a true “dozy hour,” as Thackeray said.

    Stage-coach and Tavern Days Alice Morse Earle
  • All day my cats were indoors, dozy, sociable, and contented.

  • I was in that dozy state, half asleep, when nothing is quite clear.

    Letters of a Woman Homesteader Elinore Pruitt Stewart
  • Doze she did, for it was a warm, dozy afternoon, and the boat was running swiftly and smoothly with the tide.

  • Ibn Hazm was, says dozy, "a strict Moslem, averse to judging divine questions by human reasoning."

  • He felt cosy and dozy, full of mushrooms inside and covered with hay and feathers outside.

    Jimbo Algernon Blackwood
  • So ugly the time'll come you can't stand for 'em any more than you can stand for the dozy life around here now.

    The Triumph of John Kars

    Ridgwell Cullum
  • dozy regards Count Julian as an authentic historical figure though both his rank and authority are undefined.

British Dictionary definitions for dozy

dozy

/ˈdəʊzɪ/
adjective dozier, doziest
1.
drowsy
2.
(Brit, informal) stupid
Derived Forms
dozily, adverb
doziness, noun
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Word Origin and History for dozy
adj.

"drowsy," 1690s, from doze + -y (2).

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