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woozy

[ woo-zee, wooz-ee ]
/ ˈwu zi, ˈwʊz i /
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adjective, wooz·i·er, wooz·i·est.
stupidly confused; muddled; befuddled: woozy from a blow on the head.
physically out of sorts, as with dizziness, faintness, or slight nausea: He felt woozy after the flu.
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Origin of woozy

An Americanism first recorded in 1895–1900; perhaps short for boozy-woozy, rhyming compound based on boozy

OTHER WORDS FROM woozy

wooz·i·ly, adverbwooz·i·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for woozy

woozy
/ (ˈwuːzɪ) /

adjective woozier or wooziest informal
dazed or confused
experiencing dizziness, nausea, etc

Derived forms of woozy

woozily, adverbwooziness, noun

Word Origin for woozy

C19: perhaps from a blend of woolly + muzzy or dizzy
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