dozy

[ doh-zee ]
/ ˈdoʊ zi /

adjective, doz·i·er, doz·i·est.

drowsy; half asleep.
decayed, as timber.

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Words nearby dozy

Origin of dozy

First recorded in 1685–95; doze1 + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM dozy

doz·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 forms of dozy

dozily, adverbdoziness, noun
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