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

  • adj. Characterized by lethargy; sluggish.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Slow to respond or react; lethargic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Heavy or dull in respect to motion or thought.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Heavy; slow; stupid.

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)


Perhaps from Dutch log, heavy or variant of English loggy, heavy, sluggish.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Attested from the 19th century, of uncertain origin, perhaps from Dutch log "heavy, dull". (Wiktionary)


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  • In Newfoundland English, logy (also spelled logey or loggy) means 'heavy, slow-moving.' Occurs as a place name, such as "Logy Bay." 1) Said "of persons (animals, fish, etc), heavy, sluggish, in poor condition; dull. 2) Of a vessel, slow-moving, deep-laden and heavy in sailing. 3) Of the weather, (a) heavy (with moisture); (b) oppressively hot. (Dictionary of Newfoundland English)

    In this same dictionary, the OED is cited defining logy as "fish of inferior quality. A large cod-fish; SOAKER."

    January 5, 2008