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dozy

[doh-zee]
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adjective, doz·i·er, doz·i·est.
  1. drowsy; half asleep.
  2. decayed, as timber.
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Origin of dozy

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

listless, sluggish, lethargic, drowsy, quiet, dazed, anesthetic, calming, sedative, opiate, hypnotic, narcotic, deadening, slow, out, sleeping, yawning, asleep, blah, comatose

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Historical Examples of dozy

  • 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.

  • 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


British Dictionary definitions for dozy

dozy

adjective dozier or doziest
  1. drowsy
  2. British informal stupid
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Derived Formsdozily, adverbdoziness, noun
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Word Origin and History for dozy

adj.

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

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