- confused; muddled.
- dull; mentally hazy.
Origin of muzzy
1720–30; perhaps blend of muddled and fuzzy
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Examples from the Web for muzzy
Old Muzzy gave me a reproachful look and shook his head gravely.Athelstane Ford
Mr. Muzzy was much fatigued and out of breath with the walk.Thackerayana
William Makepeace Thackeray
No mere boy should come these muzzy tricks on me, scholar or no scholar.Day and Night Stories
"Only a dollar, sir, only a dollar with you," replies Muzzy.
You're precious sharp on him, Muzzy; it isn't settling-day yet.
- blurred, indistinct, or hazy
- confused, muddled, or befuddled
C18: origin obscure
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Word Origin and History for muzzy
"confused, dazed," 1720s, perhaps from mossy, or from dialectal mosey (adj.) "moldy, hazy; stupefied with drink, dull, stupid."
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