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groggy

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groggy
groggy 1770, "drunk," from GROG (Cf. grog) + -Y (Cf. -y) (2). Non-alcoholic meaning "shaky, tottering" is from 1832, originally from the fight ring. Related: Groggily; grogginess.

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  • groggy — * * * groggy [ grɔgi ] adj. inv. • 1910; mot angl. « ivre » ♦ Anglic. Boxe Étourdi par les coups, qui semble près de s écrouler. ⇒ sonné. Par ext. Fam. « Je suis peut être saoul. Sonné. Groggy » (R. Gary). Elles sont complètement groggy. * * * ●… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • groggy — adj. invar. (Despre boxeri) Care a pierdut controlul luptei pentru câteva momente în urma loviturilor primite; p. gener. (despre sportivi sau echipe sportive) care este net dominat de adversar. [pr.: gróghi] – cuv. engl. Trimis de gall,… …   Dicționar Român

  • groggy — Adj betrunken, angeschlagen std. vulg. (20. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus ne. groggy zu Grog. Also etwa von (zu viel) Grog beeinträchtigt .    Ebenso nndl. groggy, nfrz. groggy, nschw. groggy, nisl. groggađur. ✎ Rey Debove/Gagnon (1988), 365;… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • Groggy — Grog gy, a. 1. Overcome with grog; tipsy; unsteady on the legs. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] 2. Weakened in a fight so as to stagger; said of pugilists. [Cant or Slang] [1913 Webster] 3. (Man.) Moving in a hobbling manner, owing to ten der feet; said …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • groggy — / grɔgi/, it. / grɔg:i/ agg. ingl. [propr. ubriaco , der. di grog ]. 1. (sport.) [detto del pugile che, a seguito dei colpi ricevuti, non è più in grado di combattere] ▶◀ stordito, suonato. 2. (estens.) [di persona, che non si regge in piedi… …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • groggy — → grogui …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • groggy — /ˈɡrɔɡɡi, ingl. ˈɡrɑɡi/ [lett. «ubriaco», agg. di grog] agg. inv. (pugilato) stordito, suonato, bollito, cotto …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • groggy — adjective stunned or confused and slow to react (as from blows or drunkenness or exhaustion) (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑dazed, ↑foggy, ↑logy, ↑stuporous • Similar to: ↑lethargic, ↑unenrgetic …   Useful english dictionary

  • groggy — schlapp; entkräftet; kraftlos; fix und fertig (umgangssprachlich); matt; müde; kaputt (umgangssprachlich); schlaff; lasch; angeschlagen …   Universal-Lexikon

  • groggy — groggily, adv. grogginess, n. /grog ee/, adj., groggier, groggiest. 1. staggering, as from exhaustion or blows: a boxer groggy from his opponent s hard left jab. 2. dazed and weakened, as from lack of sleep: Late nights always make me groggy the… …   Universalium