Definitions

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

  • adj. Dazed or confused.
  • adj. Dizzy or queasy.

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  • adj. queasy, dizzy, disoriented, or drunk

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Grotesque; ridiculously odd or extraordinary.

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

  • adj. having or causing a whirling sensation; liable to falling

Etymologies

Possibly from alteration of boozy, drunken, from booze.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • I think I am both physically and emotionally worn out from this (I managed to not break down in tears until after the test was over, but when I was still so woozy from the valium I couldn't get up.)

    Breakfast in Bed

  • But the outcome was almost an afterthought for the Sabres, intent on getting back at the Senators after Ottawa's Chris Neil blindsided Chris Drury, knocking Buffalo's co-captain woozy and causing a deep gash across his head five minutes into the second period.

    USATODAY.com - Hockey - Ottawa vs. Buffalo

  • However, a team spokesman said the fifth-year senior was kept out because he was woozy from the hit.

    USATODAY.com - Scores

  • The two turned resolutely toward Olympic stadium and Mephistopheles, the torch held high, rode in woozy disbelief as they carried him to his destiny.

    Clarification

  • We were woozy from the afternoon's trauma, and unstimulated by alcohol (I wasn't yet twenty-one, and management would not serve me a beer).

    Aweigh

  • In the first quarter, Leftwich was knocked woozy from a hard hit by defensive end Robaire Smith.

    USATODAY.com

  • Forgive me, I’m still feeling a bit woozy from the mild earthquake in Baja California this afternoon.

    Weekly Mishmash: March 28-April 3 : Scrubbles.net

  • AUBREY: When Umberger gazed up from the ice, it was with the kind of woozy look that showed he wasn't just down; he was in trouble.

    In Youth Hockey, 'Checking' Ups Risk Of Brain Injury

  • Bob Hain is a graphic artist whose website, Normalbobsmith.com, documents the strange and often 'woozy' characters of Union Square -- those who slouch over in the center of the park mumbling to themselves, the ranters, fighters, dancers and eccentric dressers.

    The 'Amazing Strangers' Of Union Square (VIDEO)

  • Bob Hain is a graphic artist whose website, Normalbobsmith. com, documents the strange and often 'woozy' characters of Union Square -- those who slouch over in the center of the park mumbling to themselves, the ranters, fighters, dancers and eccentric dressers.

    WATCH: The 'Amazing Strangers' Of Union Square

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  • Silly yarb: mousies are not tastee treats for foxies. We loves da broccoli.

    October 27, 2008

  • The fox, still woozy, said goodbye and left. On his way home, he wondered if it would be shabby of him to eat the De Sotos when the job was done.

    - William Steig, Doctor De Soto

    October 27, 2008