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giddy

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adjective gid·dy \ˈgi-dē\

Definition of giddy

giddier

;

giddiest

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

  2. 2a :  lightheartedly silly :  frivolousb :  joyfully elated :  euphoric <was giddy with delight>

giddily

play \ˈgi-də-lē\ adverb

giddiness

play \ˈgi-dē-nəs\ noun

Examples of giddy in a sentence

  1. The news made him positively giddy.

  2. He was giddy with delight.

  3. The room was filled with giddy laughter.

Origin and Etymology of giddy

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


First Known Use: 14th century


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giddy

verb gid·dy

Definition of giddy

giddied

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giddying

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to make giddy

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to become giddy

Origin and Etymology of giddy

see 1giddy


First Known Use: 1602


GIDDY Defined for English Language Learners

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giddy

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adjective gid·dy \ˈgi-dē\

Definition of giddy for English Language Learners

  • : playful and silly

  • : feeling or showing great happiness and joy

  • : causing dizziness


GIDDY Defined for Kids

giddy

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adjective gid·dy \ˈgi-dē\

Definition of giddy for Students

giddier

giddiest

  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.>

giddiness

noun

Medical Dictionary

giddy

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adjective gid·dy \ˈgid-ē\

Medical Definition of giddy

giddier

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est

  1. 1:  dizzy

  2. 2:  affected with gid <giddy sheep>

giddiness

\-nəs\play noun


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