adjective (tipsier; -est) Etymology: 1tip + -sy (as in tricksy) Date: 1577 1. unsteady, staggering, or foolish from the effects of liquor ; fuddled 2. unsteady, askew <
a tipsy angle
tipsily adverbtipsiness noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • 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

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  • tipsy — 1570s, from TIP (Cf. tip) (v.1); later associated with TIPPLE (Cf. tipple). Tipsy cake (1806) was cake saturated with wine or liquor …   Etymology dictionary

  • tipsy — {{/stl 13}}{{stl 8}}rz. nmos, blp, D. tipsysów {{/stl 8}}{{stl 7}} sztuczne paznokcie przyklejane do płytki paznokciowej : {{/stl 7}}{{stl 10}}Studio K. wykonuje ślubne tipsy z artystycznym malunkiem albo przyklejonymi brylancikami. (GWM) <ang …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • tipsy — intoxicated, inebriated, *drunk, drunken, tight …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • tipsy — [adj] inebriated addled, dazed, drunk, drunken, fuddled, happy, high*, intoxicated, irrigated*, lit*, loaded*, mellow, merry, stewed*, tight, unsteady, woozy; concepts 401,406 Ant. sober …   New thesaurus

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

  • tipsy — [tip′sē] adj. tipsier, tipsiest 1. that tips easily; not steady; shaky 2. crooked; awry 3. somewhat drunk; intoxicated enough to be somewhat unsteady, fuddled, etc. SYN. DRUNK tipsily [tip′si lē] adv. tipsiness n …   English World dictionary

  • tipsy — [[t]tɪ̱psi[/t]] ADJ GRADED If someone is tipsy, they are slightly drunk. I m feeling a bit tipsy. Syn: tiddly …   English 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

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