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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: 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

1895–1900, Americanism; perhaps short for boozy-woozy, rhyming compound based on boozy
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
woozily, adverbwooziness, noun
C19: perhaps from a blend of woolly + muzzy or dizzy
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