adjective \ˈtip-sē\

: unsteady or foolish from drinking : slightly drunk


Full Definition of TIPSY

:  unsteady, staggering, or foolish from the effects of liquor :  fuddled
:  unsteady, askew <a tipsy angle>
tip·si·ly \-sə-lē\ adverb
tip·si·ness \-sē-nəs\ noun

Examples of TIPSY

  1. I got a little tipsy at the party last night.
  2. <our uncle had too much to drink and was a little tipsy>

Origin of TIPSY

1tip + -sy (as in tricksy)
First Known Use: 1577

Related to TIPSY

Rhymes with TIPSY


Next Word in the Dictionary: tipsy cake
Previous Word in the Dictionary: tipstock
All Words Near: tipsy

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up tipsy? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More