giddy

1 of 2

adjective

gid·​dy ˈgi-dē How to pronounce giddy (audio)
giddier; giddiest
1
a
: dizzy
giddy from the unaccustomed exercise
b
: causing dizziness
a giddy height
c
: whirling rapidly
2
a
: lightheartedly silly : frivolous
b
: joyfully elated : euphoric
was giddy with delight
giddily adverb
giddiness noun

giddy

2 of 2

verb

giddied; giddying

intransitive verb

: to become giddy

Examples of giddy in a Sentence

Adjective The news made him positively giddy. He was giddy with delight. The room was filled with giddy laughter.
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Word History

Etymology

Adjective and Verb

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

First Known Use

Adjective

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Verb

1602, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

Time Traveler
The first known use of giddy was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Giddy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/giddy. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

giddy

adjective
gid·​dy
ˈgid-ē
giddier; giddiest
1
: dizzy
2
: causing dizziness
3
giddily
ˈgid-ᵊl-ē
adverb
giddiness
ˈgid-ē-nəs
noun

Medical Definition

giddy

adjective
gid·​dy ˈgid-ē How to pronounce giddy (audio)
giddier; giddiest
1
: dizzy
2
: affected with gid
giddy sheep
giddiness noun

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