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 Still woozy from her assault, Ari passes out and falls into the lake — no one actually pushed her at all. Ariana Romero, refinery29.com, 21 June 2021 Cal Clutterbuck in Game 3 on Thursday left him woozy and wobbly legged. BostonGlobe.com, 5 June 2021 Co-directed by Kevin Abstract and frequent collaborator Dan Streit, the new visual features a similar aesthetic to their previous LP videos, with woozy quick cuts and morphing faces. Althea Legaspi, Rolling Stone, 3 June 2021 The street scene was washed in a woozy blue light; a curved expanse of brick that might have been a bridge obscured what might have been a swath of sky. Madelyne Xiao, The New Yorker, 16 Apr. 2021 When the couple wakes up after their first woozy evening, their clothes have been changed to something more conservative and they’ve been locked in. Noel Murray, Los Angeles Times, 8 Apr. 2021 The song's funky bass line and woozy guitar feel like driving on a warm day with the windows down, providing a breezy escape from our winter in isolation. Patrick Ryan, USA TODAY, 17 Dec. 2020 The two-pointer put the Ravens up 42-35. Sendejo bounced off and came up woozy. cleveland, 15 Dec. 2020 Years before, back in my teens, the barber’s shifting of the part in my hair from one side of my head to the other triggered a woozy discombobulation that lasted days. Bruce Mccall, The New Yorker, 12 Dec. 2020

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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 28 Jul. 2021.

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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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