dozy

[doh-zee]
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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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dozy

adjective dozier or doziest
  1. drowsy
  2. British informal stupid
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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