adjective, grog·gi·er, grog·gi·est.
staggering, as from exhaustion or blows: a boxer groggy from his opponent's hard left jab.
dazed and weakened, as from lack of sleep: Late nights always make me groggy the next morning.
Archaic. drunk; intoxicated.
Origin of groggy
Related formsgrog·gi·ly, adverbgrog·gi·ness, noun
First recorded in 1760–70; grog
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Examples from the Web for groggily
Historical Examples of groggily
I got groggily to my feet and shook my head to clear my brain.
Outside, the morgel Dandtan had stunned got groggily to its feet.
Sube struggled to his feet, groggily murmuring, "Good boy, Sport."
He loosed his hold on Knave's throat, and stood up, groggily.
Culligore was staring about him groggily and muttering something about a blow on the head.
British Dictionary definitions for groggily
adjective -gier or -giest informal
Derived Formsgroggily, adverbgrogginess, noun
dazed or staggering, as from exhaustion, blows, or drunkenness
faint or weak
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Word Origin and History for groggily
1770, "drunk," from grog + -y (2). Non-alcoholic meaning "shaky, tottering" is from 1832, originally from the fight ring. Related: Groggily; grogginess.
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