• WordNet 3.6
    • adj groggy stunned or confused and slow to react (as from blows or drunkenness or exhaustion)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Groggy (Man) Moving in a hobbling manner, owing to ten der feet; -- said of a horse.
    • Groggy Overcome with grog; tipsy; unsteady on the legs.
    • Groggy Weakened in a fight so as to stagger; -- said of pugilists.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • groggy Overcome with grog, so as to stagger or stumble; tipsy.
    • groggy 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.
    • groggy In pugilism, acting or moving like a man overcome with grog; stupefied and staggering from blows and exhaustion.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Groggy affected by grog, partially intoxicated:
    • adj Groggy (boxing) weak and staggering from blows: applied to a horse that bears wholly on his heels in trotting
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
From 'Old Grog,' the nickname of Admiral Vernon, who introduced it about 1745—from his grogram breeches.


In literature:

Men are down and groggy.
"The History of the American Expedition Fighting the Bolsheviki" by Joel R. Moore
The laugh which followed this question drowned Groggy Fox's reply.
"The Lively Poll" by R.M. Ballantyne
He slept so well, in fact, that he was still groggy when he stepped into the waiting car.
"That Sweet Little Old Lady" by Gordon Randall Garrett (AKA Mark Phillips)
When Cockrell came up, Dink, altogether groggy, was entwined around one leg of McCarty with a gaunt grin of possession.
"The Varmint" by Owen Johnson
Even then, he was plenty groggy.
"The Man Who Hated Mars" by Gordon Randall Garrett
Even then he toddled toward the smiling man, in a groggy way, wagging his miniature tail.
"Frank of Freedom Hill" by Samuel A. Derieux
She was wound up to turn only one way, and I am groggy.
"The Place of Honeymoons" by Harold MacGrath
But a sturdy, strapping young chap like yours is worth a dozen groggy old salts.
"Killykinick" by Mary T. Waggaman
What with mixing gin, peppermint and rum shrub, both got groggy, and Martha the worst.
"My Secret Life, Volumes I. to III." by Anonymous
Ichi was groggy, but he kept his feet; and he was plainly conscious, though he did not open his mouth.
"Fire Mountain" by Norman Springer

In poetry:

When first we screeched in the sudden blaze
Of the daylight's blinding and blasting rays,
And gulped at the gaseous, groggy air,
This old, old friend stood waiting there.
"Our Oldest Friend" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
An' then 'e says, "'Ere, sling that talk!
I might be groggy in me walk;
But if yeh say them things to me
I'm man enough to crack yeh; see?"
"Righto," sez I. "That was me plan.
Now wot about this 'arf a man?"
"Jim's Girl" by C J Dennis
Nay, love has put your optics on the bum,
To you are Murphy's gold bricks all O. K.;
His talks go down however rank they come,
For he has got you going, fairy fay.
Ah, well! In that I'm in the box with you,
For love has got poor Willie groggy, too.
"The Love Sonnets of a Hoodlum" by Wallace Irwin

In news:

All that turkey he and his teammates ate on Thanksgiving left them groggy when it came time for the Orlando Magic to play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night.
Groggy Frogg won the title of best wings for the second straight year during the annual Southington Chamber of Commerce Wingfest last week.
Why Hangovers Make Us ' Groggy '.
Police find groggy woman in car with toddler in lap.
As the cocktail-swilling frog depicted on the vintage neon-filled sign portends, Groggy 's is a neighborhood bar of the dive variety.
Chalk it up to a groggy Monday.
Groggy golfers arrive at St Andrews for British.
SAN DIEGO — In addition to making you groggy and dazed, jet lag may make you stupid.
In the grogginess of early mornings, Dohee Kang often feels her husband, Joon Koo Kang , next to her.
Belt Lots Of Red Wine Come Home Real Groggy.
Groggy in the chill of a winter morning, she was bundled inside a thin metal camper.
Two weeks from this issue's publication date, the hour of sleep we lose to daylight savings will leave many of us feeling a little groggy or a bit behind schedule.
After Several Dreary Hours of Delay, the Mets Look Groggy in Loss to Nationals.
The drug minimizes the morning grogginess common with many sleep aids.
The trick, they say, is timing: waking up at the right phase of the sleep cycle will leave you feeling rested, but not groggy.