Quite possibly the world’s best adjective

WOOZY: 1. stupidly confused

2. physically out of sorts

3. drunken

(Random House Dictionary)

Not just fun to say, but fun to use. Even when using it, there are degrees of fun. Consider this recent NPR headline usage connoting the first definition:

Congress woozy with health care sticker shock (June 21, 2009)

Or (for a use of the second definition) this headline from Dominican Today:

Hustlers’ “perfume” makes you woozy, theft victim (June 24, 2009)

But watch how your fun quotient goes up when you go for that third definition, as in this Click Music review of the song “Oxford Comma” by Vampire Weekend:

“…‘Oxford Comma’ will be going down a storm with its woozy organ and a half-arsed guitar solo that masterfully straddles the line between inept and charmingly unstudied.”

Try it yourself. Amaze friends and co-workers: Work “woozy” into a conversation this week!

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2 responses to “Quite possibly the world’s best adjective

  1. Pingback: New Favorite Word alert: ‘gahonking’ | The Retort

  2. frothy srutt

    How about “frothy” or “soggy” or “gooch” or “Scrutt”?

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