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Examples of logy in a sentence
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
First Known Use: 1847
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
Definition of logy for English Language Learners
: not able to think or move normally because of being tired, sick, etc.
Definition of -logy for English Language Learners
: area of knowledge : theory : science
: speech or writing
-LOGY Defined for Kids
Definition of -logy for Students
: area of knowledge : science biology
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