logy

adjective lo·gy \ ˈlō-gē \
variants: or less commonly loggy play \ˈlȯ-gē, ˈlä-\

Definition of logy

logier; logiest

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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.

Origin and Etymology of logy

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


-logy

noun combining form

Definition of -logy

1 : oral or written expression
  • phraseology
2 : doctrine : theory : science
  • ethnology

Origin and Etymology of -logy

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


LOGY Defined for English Language Learners

logy

adjective

Definition of logy for English Language Learners

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


-logy

noun combining form

Definition of -logy for English Language Learners

  • : area of knowledge : theory : science

  • : speech or writing


LOGY Defined for Kids

-logy

noun suffix

Definition of -logy for Students

: area of knowledge : science
  • biology

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