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groggy

[grog-ee]
adjective, grog·gi·er, grog·gi·est.
  1. staggering, as from exhaustion or blows: a boxer groggy from his opponent's hard left jab.
  2. dazed and weakened, as from lack of sleep: Late nights always make me groggy the next morning.
  3. Archaic. drunk; intoxicated.
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Origin of groggy

First recorded in 1760–70; grog + -y1
Related formsgrog·gi·ly, adverbgrog·gi·ness, noun

Synonyms for groggy

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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.

    "And That's How It Was, Officer"

    Ralph Sholto

  • Outside, the morgel Dandtan had stunned got groggily to its feet.

  • Sube struggled to his feet, groggily murmuring, "Good boy, Sport."

    Sube Cane

    Edward Bellamy Partridge

  • He loosed his hold on Knave's throat, and stood up, groggily.

    Lad: A Dog

    Albert Payson Terhune

  • Culligore was staring about him groggily and muttering something about a blow on the head.

    The Gray Phantom

    Herman Landon


British Dictionary definitions for groggily

groggy

adjective -gier or -giest informal
  1. dazed or staggering, as from exhaustion, blows, or drunkenness
  2. faint or weak
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Derived Formsgroggily, adverbgrogginess, noun
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Word Origin and History for groggily

groggy

adj.

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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