Hawsey, 1625, of unsure origin. Possibly from Middle English *hasi, from Old English haswiġ (“grey”), from Old English hasu (“dusky, grey, ashen”), from Proto-Germanic *haswaz (“grey”), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱas(w)- (“bright grey”), equivalent to haze + -y; although Modern English haze is more likely a back-formation of hazy.
- Thick with haze; somewhat obscured with haze.
- Not clear or transparent.
- Obscure; confused; not clear; as, a hazy argument; a hazy intellect.