Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Unsteady and dazed; shaky.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Overcome with grog, so as to stagger or stumble; tipsy.
  • Hence In farriery, moving in an uneasy, hobbling manner, owing to tenderness of the feet: said specifically of a horse that bears wholly on its heels.
  • In pugilism, acting or moving like a man overcome with grog; stupefied and staggering from blows and exhaustion.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective colloq. Overcome with grog; tipsy; unsteady on the legs.
  • adjective Cant or Slang Weakened in a fight so as to stagger; -- said of pugilists.
  • adjective (Man.) Moving in a hobbling manner, owing to ten der feet; -- said of a horse.

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  • adjective Slowed or weakened, as by drink, sleepiness, etc.

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

  • adjective stunned or confused and slow to react (as from blows or drunkenness or exhaustion)

Etymologies

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

[From grog.]

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grog +‎ -y

Examples

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  • Last year, the racing community trudged away from Churchill Downs, groggy from a nightmare.

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  • I predict this evening to go the same, with virtuous relations sitting vigil, with no time for her groggy and confused, luckily I am fluent in groggy and confused.

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  • You will be very groggy from the drugs they have given you and you will be ventilated so you cannot breathe on your own.

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  • Despite her groggy objections, the dog forced her out of bed, at which point she realized she wasn't groggy from a cold, but from smoke coming from a fire under the house.

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  • Judy's a little groggy from the sedation, but she's recovering quickly.

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  • So, as we dutifully pile into our cars and sit in traffic while being battered with hurricane-leftover rains to celebrate the holiday that marks the end of summer (after just starting to feel less groggy from the totally schlocky sensory overload that was the VMA's. 24,526 projection screens ... so motion sick), fear not!

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  • So, as we dutifully pile into our cars and sit in traffic while being battered with hurricane-leftover rains to celebrate the holiday that marks the end of summer (after just starting to feel less groggy from the totally schlocky sensory overload that was the VMA's. 24,526 projection screens ... so motion sick), fear not!

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  • Wednesday morning people woke up groggy from a poor night's sleep to find a city which had been substantially affected, because, as we all suddenly re-remembered, a direct blow from a tropical storm is no small matter.

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