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Etymology edit

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 *ḱeh₂s- (bright grey). By surface analysis, haze +‎ -y; although Modern English haze is more likely a back-formation of hazy.

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  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈheɪzi/
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  • Rhymes: -eɪzi

Adjective edit

hazy (comparative hazier, superlative haziest)

  1. Thick or obscured with haze.
    a hazy view of the polluted city street
  2. Not clear or transparent.
  3. Obscure; confused; not clear.
    a hazy argument
    a hazy intellect

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