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muzzy

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adjective, muz·zy \ˈmə-zē\

Simple Definition of muzzy

  • : confused or unclear in the mind especially after drinking alcohol

  • : not clear or exact

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of muzzy

muzziermuzziest

  1. 1 a :  deficient in brightness :  dull, gloomy <a muzzy day> b :  lacking in clarity and precision <his conclusions can be muzzy and naive — Times Literary Supplement>

  2. 2 :  muddled or confused in mind

muzzily play \ˈmə-zə-lē\ adverb
muzziness play \ˈmə-zē-nəs\ noun

Examples of muzzy in a sentence

  1. He stopped drinking when his head started getting muzzy.

  2. <in an attempt to be all things to all people, the candidate offered to the voters an intentionally muzzy campaign message>



Origin of muzzy

perhaps blend of muddled and fuzzy


First Known Use: circa 1728

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