muz·​zy ˈmə-zē How to pronounce muzzy (audio)
muzzier; muzziest
: deficient in brightness : dull, gloomy
a muzzy day
: lacking in clarity and precision
his conclusions can be muzzy and naiveThe Times Literary Supplement (London)
: muddled or confused in mind
muzzily adverb
muzziness noun

Examples of muzzy in a Sentence

He stopped drinking when his head started getting muzzy. in an attempt to be all things to all people, the candidate offered to the voters an intentionally muzzy campaign message
Recent Examples on the Web My personal term for the inexact nature of the messy, fuzzy world was muzzy. Charles Platt, WIRED, 30 Mar. 2023

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Word History


perhaps blend of muddled and fuzzy

First Known Use

1728, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of muzzy was in 1728

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“Muzzy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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