- 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
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2. sluggish, lethargic; woozy, dopey.
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Examples from the Web for grogginess
He staggered and swayed, putting on as good a show of grogginess as he could.A Yankee Flier with the R.A.F.
Rutherford G. Montgomery
He shook his head to clear it, but the grogginess persisted.The Scarlet Lake Mystery
Harold Leland Goodwin
The stagger was partly due to his grogginess, and partly due to the Coriolis forces acting within the spinning ship.The Highest Treason
- dazed or staggering, as from exhaustion, blows, or drunkenness
- faint or weak
Word Origin and History for grogginess
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