groggy

[ grog-ee ]
/ ˈgrɒg i /

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

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

/ (ˈɡrɒɡɪ) /

adjective -gier or -giest informal

dazed or staggering, as from exhaustion, blows, or drunkenness
faint or weak
Derived Formsgroggily, adverbgrogginess, noun
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Word Origin and History for groggy

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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