[ muhz-ee ]
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adjective,muz·zi·er, muz·zi·est.Informal.
  1. confused; muddled: When we asked him about it, he offered some muzzy explanation that none of us could make sense of.

  2. dull; mentally hazy: Mind still muzzy from sleep, she tried to take stock of the situation.

Origin of muzzy

First recorded in 1720–30; perhaps blend of muddled and fuzzy

Other words from muzzy

  • muz·zi·ly, adverb
  • muz·zi·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for muzzy


/ (ˈmʌzɪ) /

adjective-zier or -ziest
  1. blurred, indistinct, or hazy

  2. confused, muddled, or befuddled

Origin of muzzy

C18: origin obscure

Derived forms of muzzy

  • muzzily, adverb
  • muzziness, noun

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