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May 16, 2014
This week's theme
Blend words

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lazaretto
bumptious
slimsy
stiction
muzzy

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with Anu Garg

muzzy

PRONUNCIATION:
(MUHZ-ee)

MEANING:
adjective:
1. Mentally confused.
2. Blurred; indistinct.

ETYMOLOGY:
Perhaps a blend of muddled + fuzzy. Earliest documented use: 1728.

USAGE:
"She threatens me with weight gain on my upper legs, a muzzy head, and unclear thoughts."
Life in the Raw; The Statesman (New Delhi, India); Jul 17, 2005.

"Mr. Sugimoto presents the buildings in a muzzy soft-focus. They look at once evanescent and veiled, as if they had secrets to hide."
Holland Cotter; A World Where Life Can Seem to Imitate an Imitation; The New York Times; Feb 17, 2006.

See more usage examples of muzzy in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

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