dozy

[ doh-zee ]
/ ˈdoʊ zi /

adjective, doz·i·er, doz·i·est.

drowsy; half asleep.
decayed, as timber.

Nearby words

  1. dozed,
  2. dozen,
  3. dozens,
  4. dozenth,
  5. dozer,
  6. doña,
  7. dp,
  8. dpb,
  9. dpc,
  10. dph

Origin of dozy

First recorded in 1685–95; doze1 + -y1
Related formsdoz·i·ly, adverbdoz·i·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for dozy

dozy

/ (ˈdəʊzɪ) /

adjective dozier or doziest

drowsy
British informal stupid
Derived Formsdozily, adverbdoziness, noun
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Word Origin and History for dozy

dozy


adj.

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

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