See also: -logy


Etymology 1Edit

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

Alternative formsEdit



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.

Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Nominalization of the -logy suffix.



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.