adjective tip·sy \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

Rhymes with TIPSY


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