tipsy

adjective tip·sy \ ˈtip-sē \
Updated on: 24 Nov 2017

Definition of tipsy

tipsier; tipsiest
1 : unsteady, staggering, or foolish from the effects of liquor : fuddled
2 : unsteady, askew
  • a tipsy angle

tipsily

play \-sə-lē\ adverb

tipsiness

play \-sē-nəs\ noun

Examples of tipsy in a Sentence

  1. I got a little tipsy at the party last night.

  2. our uncle had too much to drink and was a little tipsy

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Origin and Etymology of tipsy

1tip + -sy (as in tricksy)

tipsy Synonyms


TIPSY Defined for English Language Learners

tipsy

adjective

Definition of tipsy for English Language Learners

  • : unsteady or foolish from drinking : slightly drunk



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