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logy

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adjective lo·gy \ˈlō-gē\

Simple Definition of logy

  • : not able to think or move normally because of being tired, sick, etc.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of logy

logier

logiest

Examples of logy in a sentence

  1. <the next morning I was feeling logy, having stayed up half the night>



Did You Know?

Based on surface resemblance, you might guess that "logy" (also sometimes spelled "loggy") is related to "groggy," but that's not the case. "Groggy" ultimately comes from "Old Grog," the nickname of an English admiral who was notorious for his cloak made of a fabric called grogram - and for adding water to his crew's rum. The sailors called the rum mixture "grog" after the admiral. Because of the effect of grog, "groggy" came to mean "weak and unsteady on the feet or in action." No one is really sure about the origin of "logy," but experts speculate that it comes from the Dutch word log, meaning "heavy." Its first recorded use in English, from an 1847 London newspaper, refers to a "loggy stroke" in rowing.

Variants of logy

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loggy

play \ˈlȯ-gē, ˈlä-\

Origin and Etymology of logy

perhaps from Dutch log heavy; akin to Middle Low German luggich lazy


First Known Use: 1847

Rhymes with logy


-logy

noun combining form lo·gy

Simple Definition of -logy

  • : area of knowledge : theory : science

  • : speech or writing

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of -logy

  1. 1 :  oral or written expression <phraseology>

  2. 2 :  doctrine :  theory :  science <ethnology>

Origin and Etymology of -logy

French -logie, from Latin -logia, from Greek, from logos word


-LOGY Defined for Kids

-logy

noun suffix lo·gy

Definition of -logy for Students

  1. :  area of knowledge :  science <biology>




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