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giddy

play
adjective gid·dy \ˈgi-dē\

Simple Definition of giddy

  • : playful and silly

  • : feeling or showing great happiness and joy

  • : causing dizziness

Full Definition of giddy

gid·di·ergid·di·est

  1. 1 a :  dizzy <giddy from the unaccustomed exercise> b :  causing dizziness <a giddy height> c :  whirling rapidly

  2. 2 a :  lightheartedly silly :  frivolous b :  joyfully elated :  euphoric

gid·di·ly play \ˈgi-də-lē\ adverb
gid·di·ness play \ˈgi-dē-nəs\ noun

Examples of giddy

  1. The news made him positively giddy.

  2. He was giddy with delight.

  3. The room was filled with giddy laughter.



Origin of giddy

Middle English gidy mad, foolish, from Old English gydig possessed, mad; akin to Old English god god


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with giddy


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giddy

verb gid·dy

Definition of giddy

gid·diedgid·dy·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to make giddy

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to become giddy



1602

First Known Use of giddy

1602


GIDDY Defined for Kids

giddy

play
adjective gid·dy \ˈgi-dē\

Definition of giddy

gid·di·ergid·di·est

  1. 1 :  having a feeling of whirling or spinning about :  dizzy

  2. 2 :  causing dizziness <a giddy height>

  3. 3 :  playful and silly <giddy children>

  4. 4 :  feeling and showing great happiness and joy <The good news made us giddy.>

gid·di·ness noun



Medical Dictionary

giddy

play
adjective gid·dy \ˈgid-ē\

Medical Definition of giddy

gid·di·ergid·di·est

  1. 1:  dizzy

  2. 2:  affected with gid <giddy sheep>

  3. gid·di·ness \-nəs\play noun





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