Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Full of or surrounded by fog.
  • adj. Resembling or suggestive of fog.
  • adj. Clouded or blurred by or as if by fog; vague: had only a foggy memory of what happened; hasn't the foggiest idea how to get home.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Obscured by mist or fog; unclear; hazy
  • adj. Confused, befuddled, etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Filled or abounding with fog, or watery exhalations; misty
  • adj. Beclouded; dull; obscure.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Abounding with fog; damp with fog; misty: as, a foggy morning.
  • Hence Figuratively, dull; stupid.
  • Dim; not clear; obscure: as, his description was rather foggy.
  • In photography, affected by fog; fogged: said of a negative.
  • Abounding or covered with fog or moss.
  • Coarse; rank, as grass.
  • Same as fog.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. stunned or confused and slow to react (as from blows or drunkenness or exhaustion)
  • adj. filled or abounding with fog or mist
  • adj. obscured by fog
  • adj. indistinct or hazy in outline

Etymologies

fog +‎ -y (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Years ago in foggy daleshire [A1], I remember a young C******ous B***** driving a 250 Daimler looking for a racing type sports car at the lights, somehow I smelt a rat and did not take the bait, then she showed me her tail lights and put on her beany.

    Motorcycle Daydream « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • He was too tired to talk, in too much pain, and too foggy from the codeine.

    'Chasing the White Dog'

  • FORT HOOD, Texas -- The pilot of a military helicopter that crashed in foggy weather and killed all seven aboard asked air controllers about switching from a visual to an instrument flight minutes before the crash, an air traffic control group said Wednesday.

    KIA KIA/BNR

  • He wrote many years later: There is an important family of gypsies in foggy England, who in remote times developed our family name.

    The Romance of Isabel, Lady Burton

  • Conditions around the airport were described as foggy when the Tupolev Tu-154 came down a mile from the airport.

    Telegraph.co.uk: news, business, sport, the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Sunday Telegraph

  • Conditions around the airport were described as foggy when the plane came down a mile from the airport.

    Documenting Reality

  • This is the kind of foggy thinking and direction we have come to expect from the independent organization that controls America's most important economic element America's money.

    Bernanke And The Super Fed Say It's Over

  • This "foggy" crap you bring to attack him is just like what Kerry got in 04 from Bush/Cheney, anyone who talks about hope or speaks intelligently at all is all the sudden all "empty rhetoric" or flip floppy or whatever, just because you can't keep up and understand the candidates and what they want to do doesn't mean the candidate has a problem, sounds more like a problem with your understanding to me.

    New Obama Ad Stars Two Kennedys

  • HOLMES: I wonder how the weather is going to hold up for it because it kind of foggy ...

    CNN Transcript Mar 28, 2009

  • Plus, it was overcast, the kind of foggy day that delayed the ferries and kept the supply boats from coming in on time.

    Sundays at Tiffany's

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