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giddy

adjective gid·dy \ ˈgi-dē \
Updated on: 14 Nov 2017

Definition of giddy

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

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.

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Origin and Etymology of giddy

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


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giddy

verb

Definition of giddy

giddied; giddying
transitive verb
: to make giddy
intransitive verb
: to become giddy

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Origin and Etymology of giddy

see 1giddy


GIDDY Defined for English Language Learners

giddy

adjective

Definition of giddy for English Language Learners

  • : playful and silly

  • : feeling or showing great happiness and joy

  • : causing dizziness


GIDDY Defined for Kids

giddy

adjective gid·dy \ ˈgi-dē \

Definition of giddy for Students

giddier; giddiest
1 : having a feeling of whirling or spinning about : dizzy
2 : causing dizziness
  • a giddy height
3 : playful and silly
  • giddy children
4 : feeling and showing great happiness and joy
  • The good news made us giddy.

giddiness

noun

Medical Dictionary

giddy

adjective gid·dy \ ˈgid-ē \

medical Definition of giddy

giddier; giddiest
1 : dizzy
2 : affected with gid
  • giddy sheep

giddiness

play \-nəs\ noun


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