Word of the Day : April 27, 2019

logy

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adjective LOH-ghee

Definition

: sluggish, groggy

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."


Examples

I was feeling logy after eating such a big meal, so I decided to take a brief nap.

"The movie is a diverting live-wire lark—one that, for my money, gets closer to the spirit of what Robin Hood is about than the logy 1991 Kevin Costner version or the dismal 2010 Russell Crowe version." — Owen Gleiberman, Variety, 20 Nov. 2018



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Fill in the blanks to complete a noun that can refer to sluggishness or the act of yawning: o _ c _ t _ n _ y.

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