grogginess

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n grogginess marginal consciousness "his grogginess was caused as much by exhaustion as by the blows","someone stole his wallet while he was in a drunken stupor"
    • n grogginess a groggy state resulting from weariness
    • n grogginess a dazed and staggering state caused by alcohol
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Grogginess State of being groggy.
    • Grogginess (Man) Tenderness or stiffness in the foot of a horse, which causes him to move in a hobbling manner.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n grogginess The state of being groggy, or somewhat under the influence of liquor; tipsiness; the state of being unsteady or stupid from drink.
    • n grogginess Hence In farriery, a tenderness or stiffness in the foot of a horse or a weakness in the fore legs, which causes him to move in a hobbling, staggering manner, often produced by much work on hard ground or pavements.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Grogginess state of being groggy
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
From 'Old Grog,' the nickname of Admiral Vernon, who introduced it about 1745—from his grogram breeches.

Usage

In literature:

Even with his brain groggy, Frankie knew why.
"Vital Ingredient" by Gerald Vance
Then I remembered that in my groggy condition that morning something had seemed wrong about that flash of lightning.
"The Great Gray Plague" by Raymond F. Jones
It didn't make sense to his groggy mind.
"Deathworld" by Harry Harrison
Tom had great trouble waking him up, and he was groggy until this strange effect hit him.
"The Electronic Mind Reader" by John Blaine
You are still groggy.
"The Web of the Golden Spider" by Frederick Orin Bartlett
Guess I'm a little groggy anyway.
"The Coyote" by James Roberts
There was a hissing sound, a flash of light, and you got groggy, and went out.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, March 1930" by Various
He was unduly dignified and stately, but the attorney appeared decidedly groggy.
"The Strollers" by Frederic S. Isham
He was a little groggy, and he couldn't make sense out of things.
"The Wailing Octopus" by Harold Leland Goodwin
He shook his head to clear it, but the grogginess persisted.
"The Scarlet Lake Mystery" by Harold Leland Goodwin
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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:

Sitting a few tables over with her 4-year-old boy, she seemed groggy — yet she was drinking a mimosa.
Ponderings on a groggy Monday.
Most people are too groggy in the morning to pay attention to their cereal, but Ernie Button is not like most people.
After Sunday night's game, Mark Sanchez appeared groggy.
30 am for my flight to New Orleans today for the Alliance for CME meeting has left me pretty groggy, but I still managed to take reams of notes at the MECCs section meeting I went to this afternoon.
He explained Wednesday afternoon that he mixed painkillers with supplements and became groggy.
A heartless crook snatched a 76-year-old woman's purse after her medication made her groggy and she passed out in a North Carolina Wal-Mart, police said.
I got plenty of sleep last night and woke up a little groggy.
Matt is waking up after surgery, and he's a little groggy.
No, I'm not talking about feeling groggy, or needing an afternoon pick-me-up.
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.
And a previous study done at UCLA found that the longer you nap , the more likely you are to awaken "confused and groggy.".
Moultrie — I had taken some medicine for a sinus infection, and I was a bit groggy.
MOULTRIE — I had taken some medicine for a sinus infection, and I was a bit groggy.
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