\ ˈhā-zē How to pronounce hazy (audio) \
hazier; haziest

Definition of hazy

1 : 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
2 : vague, indefinite has only a hazy recollection also : uncertain I'm hazy on that point

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Other Words from hazy

hazily \ ˈhā-​zə-​lē How to pronounce hazy (audio) \ adverb
haziness \ ˈhā-​zē-​nəs How to pronounce hazy (audio) \ 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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Recent Examples on the Web The hazy air closed businesses like Whole Foods and the iconic Powell’s Books in Portland and suspended garbage pickup in some communities. oregonlive, 16 Sep. 2020 Michael Jackson, 57, can't recall the names, just a few hazy details surrounding their deaths. USA Today, 20 May 2021 Light was entering the room through a hazy window, catching smoke. Michael Easter, Outside Online, 13 May 2021 While the origins of tarot are somewhat hazy, most researchers approximate the date of origin to the late 14th or early 15th century. Tanya Akim, Forbes, 27 Apr. 2021 Some specifics on Chaos Walking are a bit hazy to her. Nick Romano, EW.com, 4 Mar. 2021 Hop Butcher updated Half Acre’s update, embracing the even more intensely fruity, hazy IPAs. Josh Noel, chicagotribune.com, 6 May 2021 The path of the union bill is hazy as Congress starts to transform Mr. Biden’s outline into legislation. Kate Davidson, WSJ, 11 Apr. 2021 Everybody loves the hazy New England-style IPAs these days. Michael Agnew, Star Tribune, 7 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of hazy

1582, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for hazy

origin unknown

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4 Jun 2021

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“Hazy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hazy. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of hazy

: partly hidden, darkened, or clouded by dust, smoke, or mist : hidden by haze also : having or filled with haze
: not clear in thought or meaning
: not certain


\ ˈhā-zē How to pronounce hazy (audio) \
hazier; haziest

Kids Definition of hazy

1 : partly hidden or darkened by dust, smoke, or fine particles of water in the air They only saw the hazy strip of land …— Lois Lowry, Number the Stars
2 : not clear in thought or meaning : vague a hazy memory

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