hazy

[ hey-zee ]
/ ˈheɪ zi /
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adjective, ha·zi·er, ha·zi·est.

characterized by the presence of haze; misty: hazy weather.
lacking distinctness or clarity; vague; indefinite; obscure; confused: a hazy idea.

Nearby words

  1. hazleton,
  2. hazlitt,
  3. hazlitt, william,
  4. hazmat,
  5. hazor,
  6. hazzan,
  7. hazzanim,
  8. hazzard,
  9. hazzard, shirley,
  10. haüynite

Origin of hazy

1615–25; earlier hawsey, metathetic variant of Middle English *haswy, Old English haswig ashen, dusky. See haze1, -y1

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British Dictionary definitions for hazy

hazy

/ (ˈheɪzɪ) /

adjective -zier or -ziest

characterized by reduced visibility; misty
indistinct; vague
Derived Formshazily, adverbhaziness, noun

Word Origin for hazy

C17: of unknown origin

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Word Origin and History for hazy

hazy

adj.

1620s, hawsey, nautical, of unknown origin. Some connect it with German hase "hare," an animal which plays an important part in Germanic folklore, with many supernatural and unlucky aspects in medieval times (among the superstitions: a dead hare should not be brought aboard a fishing ship, and the word hare should not be spoken at sea). Another suggestion is Old English hasu, haswe "gray." Related: Hazily; haziness.

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