American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Characterized by lethargy; sluggish.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Heavy; slow; stupid.
- adj. Slow to respond or react; lethargic.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. U.S. Heavy or dull in respect to motion or thought.
- adj. stunned or confused and slow to react (as from blows or drunkenness or exhaustion)
- Attested from the 19th century, of uncertain origin, perhaps from Dutch log "heavy, dull". (Wiktionary)
- Perhaps from Dutch log, heavy or variant of English loggy, heavy, sluggish. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“All that is required is to add the Greek word "logy" to the name, and force them to conform to a set rubric, and the science is all complete.”
“And I'm still kind of logy from either too much napping, or still not enough to make up for the sleep deficit.”
“In her spare time she felt rather "logy", rarely went out, except now and then at night with her husband, and spent her leisure hours on the couch reading or nibbling.”
“He spends a good part of his day making raids on the ice chest, and it is a frequent enough result to find him "logy" on Monday.”
“It seems to us, that if we add to a Greek word the word "logy," and call that a science, it will be a science; and, if we call any abominable thing -- like the dancing of nude females -- by a”
“Each might be expressed by a word ending in "logy," therefore logic might be termed the "science of sciences.”
“But we know that "logy" is really code for "get me out of here, stat!”
“But it gives rise to yet more questions, like: Why self, and in what way (the way of psycho -, socio -, anthropo-logy? or are we talking philosophy?).”
“Maybe he can teach the Greendale gang a little Theo-logy.”
“Some tracks defy classification, like "Please, Judge," a logy ballad pockmarked by a deafening squall of screeching sound effects, feedback-type noises and snippets of television programs.”
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