Origin of mazy

First recorded in 1500–10; maze + -y1
Related formsma·zi·ly, adverbma·zi·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for mazily

Historical Examples of mazily

  • Here she glanced inquiringly at the line caught and mazily entangled in the alder bush.

    A Mock Idyl

    Percy Ross

British Dictionary definitions for mazily


adjective mazier or maziest
  1. of or like a maze; perplexing or confused
Derived Formsmazily, adverbmaziness, noun
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Word Origin and History for mazily



1570s, from maze (n.) + -y (2).

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