hazier; haziest
: made dim or cloudy by or as if by fine dust, smoke, or light vapor in the air : obscured by or as if by haze (see haze entry 1 sense 1a)
hazy weather
a hazy view of the mountains
: vague, indefinite
has only a hazy recollection
also : uncertain
I'm hazy on that point
hazily adverb
haziness noun

Examples of hazy in a Sentence

We had only a hazy view of the mountain. He gave us a hazy account of how he had spent the last two weeks. She has only hazy memories of the accident.
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Word History


origin unknown

First Known Use

1582, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of hazy was in 1582

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“Hazy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hazy. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition


hazier; haziest
: partly hidden or darkened by or as if by haze
hazy weather
: vague sense 2, indefinite
a hazy idea
hazily adverb
haziness noun

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