tid·​dly | \ ˈti-dᵊl-ē How to pronounce tiddly (audio) , ˈtid-lē\

Definition of tiddly

chiefly British
: slightly drunk

Keep scrolling for more

Synonyms & Antonyms for tiddly


besotted, blasted [slang], blind, blitzed [slang], blotto [slang], bombed, boozy, canned [slang], cockeyed, crocked, drunk, drunken, fried, gassed, hammered [slang], high, impaired, inebriate, inebriated, intoxicated, juiced [slang], lit, lit up, loaded [slang], looped, oiled [slang], pickled, pie-eyed, plastered, potted [slang], ripped [slang], sloshed [slang], smashed [slang], sottish, soused, sozzled, squiffed (or squiffy), stewed, stiff, stinking [slang], stoned, tanked [slang], tight, tipsy, wasted [slang], wet, wiped out [slang]


sober, straight

Visit the Thesaurus for More 

Examples of tiddly in a Sentence

after sampling the single malts at several Scottish distilleries, by day's end we were definitely a little tiddly

First Known Use of tiddly

1905, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tiddly

tiddly an alcoholic drink, probably from English dialect tiddly

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about tiddly

Statistics for tiddly

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for tiddly

The first known use of tiddly was in 1905

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on tiddly

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for tiddly

Comments on tiddly

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


to corrupt or become corrupted

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

A Green Quiz

  • shamrock
  • What is the best definition of green-eyed monster?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.


Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!