Definition of dozy in US English:



  • Drowsy and lazy.

    ‘he grew dozy at the end of a long day’
    • ‘Halfway through I felt dozy, so I hit the drive-through at Starbucks.’
    • ‘And there she remained, moaning quietly, until late the following morning when her dozy brood managed to stagger out of bed to ask what was for breakfast.’
    • ‘I've given her a light sedative, she'll be dozy and will hopefully sleep through the night’
    • ‘I don't recall all that much about the climb - we were dozy with sleep, midges feasted off us and rain and low cloud completely obscured the views.’
    • ‘Now you're ready for some dozy, late-afternoon slacking.’
    • ‘Then the sun fell asleep beneath a rug of dozy cloud.’
    • ‘I said there was no point, I was on morphine, drugged up and dozy in the hospital.’
    • ‘A Brain scientist has teamed up with electronics wizards to design a system for giving dozy drivers a wake-up call.’
    • ‘After a few dozy miles, road-roar broke the peace.’
    • ‘If I were working in an office today, I'd be full of good intentions and dozy distraction.’
    • ‘She almost hit the sheets again in her dozy stupor, but then Julia bounded in, hopping with the energy you'd expect from a hyper seven-year old.’
    • ‘Life proceeds at a dozy Caribbean pace: an occasional dog, dozing, will cock an eyebrow as you go by, then let out a long breath and doze off again.’
    • ‘It's not a particularly desirable place now unless you really want to hide-away in dozy and thoroughly low-key French Caribbean style.’
    • ‘The audience listened intently, strolled among the plants, watched the dozy fish, sipped tea, snoozed, read books: it was quite magical.’
    • ‘With Graham off in Wales, searching out estate and letting agents and looking at house details, Harry and Dolly and I have had a completely shameless, dozy day.’
    • ‘A normally terminally dozy island, it has a buzz about it.’
    • ‘Despite what one would think even though Jamie was so incredibly sleepy, sluggish, drowsy, and dozy, he didn't seem to mind.’
    • ‘Some motorway blackspots are known as ‘the sleepy corridor’ and ‘the nod-off zone’ by traffic police who have to clear up the carnage caused by dozy drivers.’
    • ‘But there will be plenty of lighter fare for dozy afternoons.’
    • ‘So, perhaps staying up so late last night to get the tax done wasn't such a good idea after all, as it left me dozy all day today - the last day of the issue when there were more pages to read then ever.’
    drowsy, sleepy, half asleep, heavy-eyed, somnolent
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