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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.

  1. Archaic. drunk; intoxicated.

Origin of groggy

First recorded in 1760–70; grog + -y1

Other words for groggy

Other words from groggy

  • grog·gi·ly, adverb
  • grog·gi·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use groggy in a sentence

  • He ducked into another saloon in self-defense and leaned groggily against the bar.

    The Syndic | C.M. Kornbluth
  • When she called he groggily opened one eye half way, and fumbled for the toggle-switch.

    Man of Many Minds | E. Everett Evans

British Dictionary definitions for groggy


/ (ˈɡrɒɡɪ) /

adjective-gier or -giest informal
  1. dazed or staggering, as from exhaustion, blows, or drunkenness

  2. faint or weak

Derived forms of groggy

  • groggily, adverb
  • grogginess, noun

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