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mazy

[mey-zee]
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adjective, ma·zi·er, ma·zi·est.
  1. full of confusing turns, passages, etc.; like a maze; labyrinthine.
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Origin of mazy

First recorded in 1500–10; maze + -y1
Related formsma·zi·ly, adverbma·zi·ness, noun
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Related Words for mazy

tricky, mystifying, perplexing, puzzling, sticky, thorny, complicated, meandering, tortuous, winding, tangled, convoluted, intricate, serpentine, twisting, sinuous, artful, curved, circuitous, labyrinthine

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Historical Examples of mazy

  • The trees of the forest seemed to waltz around me in mazy circles.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 4, No. 2, August, 1863

    Various

  • So I have decided that the next labour shall be the disentangling of the Mazy Carpet.

    The Magic City

    Edith Nesbit

  • Losing yourself in some of the mazy recesses of the ancient workings.

    Sappers and Miners

    George Manville Fenn

  • I miss the "Mermaid," and the mazy world which was my stage.

  • More than one wayfarer has never escaped from their mazy solitudes.

    The Desert World

    Arthur Mangin


British Dictionary definitions for mazy

mazy

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

adj.

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

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