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. A term 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.