dozier; doziest
dozily adverb
doziness noun

Examples of dozy in a Sentence

He's a dozy old chap. the big Thanksgiving dinner left us all feeling satisfied and dozy
Recent Examples on the Web Some participants were encouraged to take a brief, dozy nap before tackling the problems. Stephanie Pappas, Scientific American, 5 Aug. 2023 There are tough times ahead, with strong inflation, disruption and rebalancing sure to happen, but the system is proactively working to maintain stability rather than in the drowsy, dozy state of the past. Clem Chambers, Forbes, 16 Mar. 2023 The dozy capital of a state where roughly a fifth of the population lacks internet access seems like an unlikely hub for crypto regulation. Tory Newmyer, Washington Post, 20 Sep. 2022 The seminar had the dozy air common to classes that take place right after lunch—the fluorescent lights buzzing, the smell of burned coffee and wintergreen gum. Rachel Syme, The New Yorker, 6 Jan. 2020 Where other bond-fund managers are looking for ways to wake up the somnolent, dozy parts of the investment world by using derivatives and exotic products to goose returns, Ms. Stanek and her team at Baird Funds are happy to avoid that excitement. Chuck Jaffe, WSJ, 6 May 2018 Shearer 3 run (Eubank pass from Murray) MC–Dozier 15 pass from Mosfield (run failed) Records: SK 1-0, MC 0-1. Enquirer Preps,, 18 Aug. 2017 Dozier begins rehab assignment Top prospect Hunter Dozier began a rehab assignment Tuesday at Class A Wilmington. Rustin Dodd, kansascity, 23 May 2017 Dozier’s leadoff single, Jorge Polanco’s double and a one-out walk for Kepler loaded the bases for the lefty-swinging Vargas. Ben Standig, Twin Cities, 24 May 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1693, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dozy was in 1693

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“Dozy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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