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

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 Offensive linemen Yosh Nijman and Jon Runyan Jr. took fake swigs from their imaginary cups, became woozy, then pretended to pass out in the end zone. Dan Wiederer, Chicago Tribune, 20 Sep. 2022 Produced by SoloSam, the two rap/sing over woozy synths and bass drums, offering insight into the sacrifices made during an artist’s rapid ascent. Neena Rouhani, Billboard, 23 Aug. 2022 Likewise, what animates hate5six videos is their woozy subjectivity. Adlan Jackson, The New Yorker, 19 July 2022 Beyoncé’s tremendous vocals are showcased in this pretty package of soulful nostalgia that cools down the tempo with woozy guitar strains and angelic backing vocals. Melissa Ruggieri, USA TODAY, 29 July 2022 The bigger surprise was this new song’s sound: a beat not built on the woozy, asymmetrical rhythms that characterize much of modern hip-hop and R&B, but rather upon the sort of steady thump that has kept dance floors bustling for decades now. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, 28 July 2022 The song melds Mexican traditions with Cuco’s specific brand of woozy psychedelia, sounding unlike anything floating around the pop space right now. Julyssa Lopez, Rolling Stone, 21 July 2022 The western music industry’s indulgence in a woozy cocktail of pills, powders and booze is absent in South Korea. Taylor Glasby, Billboard, 19 May 2022 An immersive audiovisual album, Eyeye pairs shimmering synthpop with woozy visual loops to tell a cyclical story of love, addiction, relapse, and obsession. Erica Gonzales, ELLE, 18 May 2022 See More

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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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More Definitions for woozy


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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