Tipsiest
Tipsy Tip"sy, a. [Compar. {Tipsier}; superl. {Tipsiest}.] [Akin to tipple; cf. Prov. G. tips drunkenness, betipst drunk, tipsy. See {Tipple}.] 1. Being under the influence of strong drink; rendered weak or foolish by liquor, but not absolutely or completely drunk; fuddled; intoxicated. [1913 Webster]

2. Staggering, as if from intoxication; reeling. [1913 Webster]

Midnight shout and revelry, Tipsy dance and jollity. --Milton. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • tipsiest — tip·sy || tɪpsɪ adj. unsteady from intoxication, staggering, fuddled, slightly intoxicated …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Tipsier — Tipsy Tip sy, a. [Compar. {Tipsier}; superl. {Tipsiest}.] [Akin to tipple; cf. Prov. G. tips drunkenness, betipst drunk, tipsy. See {Tipple}.] 1. Being under the influence of strong drink; rendered weak or foolish by liquor, but not absolutely or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tipsy — Tip sy, a. [Compar. {Tipsier}; superl. {Tipsiest}.] [Akin to tipple; cf. Prov. G. tips drunkenness, betipst drunk, tipsy. See {Tipple}.] 1. Being under the influence of strong drink; rendered weak or foolish by liquor, but not absolutely or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tipsy — tipsily, adv. tipsiness, n. /tip see/, adj., tipsier, tipsiest. 1. slightly intoxicated or drunk. 2. characterized by or due to intoxication: a tipsy lurch. 3. tipping, unsteady, or tilted, as if from intoxication. [1570 80; TIP2 or obs. tip… …   Universalium

  • tipsy — adjective (tipsier, tipsiest) slightly drunk. Derivatives tipsily adverb tipsiness noun Origin C16: from the verb tip2 + sy …   English new terms dictionary

  • tipsy — UK [ˈtɪpsɪ] / US adjective Word forms tipsy : adjective tipsy comparative tipsier superlative tipsiest informal slightly drunk …   English dictionary

  • tipsy — I. /ˈtɪpsi / (say tipsee) adjective (tipsier, tipsiest) 1. slightly intoxicated. 2. characterised by or due to intoxication: a tipsy lurch. 3. tipping, unsteady, or tilted, as if from intoxication. {apparently from tip2 in obsolete sense of… …   Australian English dictionary

  • tipsily — tipsy ► ADJECTIVE (tipsier, tipsiest) ▪ slightly drunk. DERIVATIVES tipsily adverb tipsiness noun. ORIGIN from TIP(Cf. ↑tipped) …   English terms dictionary

  • tipsiness — tipsy ► ADJECTIVE (tipsier, tipsiest) ▪ slightly drunk. DERIVATIVES tipsily adverb tipsiness noun. ORIGIN from TIP(Cf. ↑tipped) …   English terms dictionary

  • tipsy — ► ADJECTIVE (tipsier, tipsiest) ▪ slightly drunk. DERIVATIVES tipsily adverb tipsiness noun. ORIGIN from TIP(Cf. ↑tipped) …   English terms dictionary

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