Definitions

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  • adj. soft, like wool that has been teased

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Soft, like wool that has been teased.

Etymologies

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toze +‎ -y

Examples

  • The truth, however, was, that the worthy elder had been rendered somewhat tozy by the minister's toddy, and wanted an opportunity to inform the old lady of the joke that had been played upon him by the Doctor calling her his jo, and to see how she would relish it.

    The Ayrshire Legatees, or, the Pringle family

  • On the head of this we had another jug, three being cannie, after which we were both a wee tozy-mozy; and I daresay Mrs Grassie saw plainly that we were getting into a state where we would not easily make a halt; so, without letting on, she brought in the tea-things before us, and showed us a playbill, to tell us that a company of strolling playactors had come in a body in the morning, with a whole cartful of scenery and grand dresses; and were to make an exhibition at seven o'clock, at the ransom of a shilling a-head, in Laird Wheatley's barn.

    The Life of Mansie Wauch tailor in Dalkeith

Comments

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  • Well, that's not very nice. Didn't GNU Webster's mother ever teach him that it's rude to tease?

    November 22, 2010

  • "Soft, like wool that has been teased."

    --GNU Webster's 1913

    November 22, 2010