logy

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Attested from the 19th century, of uncertain origin, perhaps from Dutch log "heavy, dull".

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Adjective[edit]

logy (comparative logier, superlative logiest)

  1. Slow to respond or react; lethargic.
    • 1910, "Duck Eats Yeast," The Yakima Herald:
      Perkins discovered his prize duck in a logy condition.
    • 1956. “I was still logy with sleep; I shook my head to try to clear it”. Double Star. Robert Heinlein
      The steering seems logy, you have to turn the wheel well before you want to turn.

Etymology 2[edit]

Nominalization of the -logy suffix.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

logy (plural logies)

  1. Terms formed with the -logy suffix.
    • 1856, Joseph Young, Demonology; or, the Scripture doctrine of Devils, page 372:
      The many Logies and Isms that have lately come into vogue.
    • 1891, Thomas Hardy, Tess of the d'Urbervilles, chapter 19:
      The perception arrested him less when he reflected that what are called advanced ideas are really in great part but the latest fashion in definition—a more accurate expression, by words in logy and ism, of sensations which men and women have vaguely grasped for centuries.