woo·​zy | \ ˈwü-zē How to pronounce woozy (audio) , ˈwu̇- How to pronounce woozy (audio) \
woozier; wooziest

Definition of woozy

1 : mentally unclear or hazy seems a little woozy, not quite knowing what to say— J. A. Lukacs
2 : affected with dizziness, mild nausea, or weakness
3 : having a soft, indistinct, or unfocused quality : vague, fuzzy woozy … prose and vaguely beneficent statements— Roz Kaveney

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Other Words from woozy

woozily adverb
wooziness noun

Examples of woozy in a Sentence

She was already feeling woozy after her first drink. the blood donor started to feel a little woozy after rising too quickly from the cot
Recent Examples on the Web Every second brings a new funny-freaky visual, while the woozy conversations make big ideas feel positively cozy. Kristen Baldwin, EW.com, "The best TV shows of 2020… so far," 1 July 2020 This time, Carr’s tone is colored with a woozy, phaser effect. Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al, "Muscle Shoals music’s unsung guitar genius," 30 June 2020 Wiig’s physicality, including her stumbling vulnerability, adds poignancy to her portrait of a woozy misfit. Washington Post, "These 18 movie stars are also amazing dancers. That’s their real superpower.," 9 Jan. 2020 Mantha hit the ice hard, and looked woozy as he was helped off the ice. Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Red Wings' Anthony Mantha out at least a week after incident vs. Maple Leafs," 22 Dec. 2019 Wilder appeared woozy after the helmet-to-helmet collision with tight end Brycen Hopkins with 5:54 left in the third quarter but was not listed on the team's injury report Monday. Jeff Potrykus, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "UW beat Purdue despite losing the turnover battle but wasn't as fortunate against Minnesota in '18," 25 Nov. 2019 But Jules came right out of it and got like another 10, 15 yards out of it.’’ The extra yardage went for naught as Edelman, who appeared woozy after the hit, was ruled down on the play but that hardly mattered to Bolden. BostonGlobe.com, "Get more out of your Globe subscription: Sign up to text with Patriots writer Ben Volin during the NFL playoffs.," 22 Dec. 2019 The hyenas were woozy but not docile enough for blood and hair samples to be collected or for their paws to be imprinted on round pats of clay. Helen Sullivan, New York Times, "In Lebanon, the Hyena’s Main Fear Is Fear Itself," 30 Oct. 2019 And her very disappointment at the meager number is played for woozy romance: The check itself, whatever its number, suggests Rachel’s final disentanglement from her previous, jobless life. Megan Garber, The Atlantic, "On Chandler Bing’s Job," 12 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of woozy

1897, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for woozy

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“Woozy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/woozy. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of woozy

: slightly dizzy, sick, or weak


woo·​zy | \ ˈwü-zē How to pronounce woozy (audio) , ˈwu̇- \
woozier; wooziest

Kids Definition of woozy

: slightly dizzy, nauseous, or weak

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