From earlier hawsey (1625), a nautical term of uncertain origin. Possibly from Middle English *hasi, *haswy, from Old English haswiġ (“grey; ashen; dusky”), from Old English hasu (“dusky; grey; ashen”), from Proto-Germanic *haswaz (“grey”), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱas(w)- (“bright grey”), surface analysis as haze + -y; although Modern English haze is more likely a back-formation of hazy.
- Thick or obscured with haze
- Not clear or transparent.
- Obscure; confused; not clear
- a hazy argument
- a hazy intellect
- hazy in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- hazy in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911