giddy

  • 1Giddy — Gid dy, a. [Compar. {Giddier}; superl. {Giddiest}.] [OE. gidi mad, silly, AS. gidig, of unknown origin, cf. Norw. gidda to shake, tremble.] [1913 Webster] 1. Having in the head a sensation of whirling or reeling about; having lost the power of… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2giddy — giddy, dizzy, vertiginous, swimming, dazzled are comparable when meaning affected by or producing a sensation of being whirled about or around and consequently confused. Giddy and dizzy are often used interchangeably with one another but giddy is …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 3giddy — [gid′ē] adj. giddier, giddiest [ME gidie < OE gydig, insane, prob. < base (* gud) of god, GOD + ig (see Y3): hence, basic meaning “possessed by a god”] 1. feeling dizzy or unsteady 2. causing or likely to cause dizziness [a giddy height] …

    English World dictionary

  • 4Giddy — Gid dy, v. i. To reel; to whirl. Chapman. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5Giddy — Gid dy, v. t. To make dizzy or unsteady. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6giddy — index capricious, frivolous, thoughtless, volatile Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 7giddy — O.E. gidig, variant of gydig insane, mad, stupid, possessed (by a spirit), probably from P.Gmc. *gud iga , from *gudam god + * ig possessed. Meaning having a confused, swimming sensation is from 1560s. Meaning elated is from 1540s …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8giddy — [adj] silly, impulsive bemused, brainless, bubbleheaded*, capricious, careless, changeable, changeful, ditzy*, dizzy, empty headed*, erratic, fickle, flighty*, flustered, frivolous, gaga*, heedless, inconstant, irresolute, irresponsible,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 9giddy — ► ADJECTIVE (giddier, giddiest) 1) having or causing a sensation of whirling and a tendency to fall or stagger; dizzy. 2) excitable and frivolous. ► VERB (giddies, giddied) ▪ make (someone) feel excited to the point of disorientation …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10giddy-up — ► EXCLAMATION ▪ said to induce a horse to start moving or go faster. ORIGIN reproducing a pronunciation of get up …

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  • 11giddy-ap — giddy ap, up see giddap v …

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  • 12giddy — adj. VERBS ▪ be, feel ▪ become, come over all (BrE, informal), get ▪ My mum came over all giddy and had to sit down. ▪ …

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  • 13giddy — gid|dy [ˈgıdi] adj [: Old English; Origin: gydig mentally ill ] 1.) feeling slightly sick and unable to balance, because everything seems to be moving = ↑dizzy ▪ Greg stared down from the seventh floor and began to feel giddy . 2.) feeling silly …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14giddy — 1 adjective 1 feeling slightly sick and unable to balance, because everything seems to be moving; dizzy (1): Just watching those kids spinning makes me feel giddy. 2 be giddy with sth to be very happy because something good has happened: Amanda… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15giddy — [[t]gɪ̱di[/t]] giddier, giddiest 1) ADJ GRADED If you feel giddy, you feel unsteady and think that you are about to fall over, usually because you are not well. He felt giddy and light headed. Syn: dizzy Derived words: giddiness N UNCOUNT A wave… …

    English dictionary

  • 16giddy — gid·dy (gĭd’ē) adj. gid·di·er, gid·di·est 1) a) Having a reeling, lightheaded sensation; dizzy. b) Causing or capable of causing dizziness: »a giddy climb to the topmast. 2) Frivolous and lighthearted; flighty: »was giddy with excitement at the… …

    Word Histories

  • 17giddy — I. adjective (giddier; est) Etymology: Middle English gidy mad, foolish, from Old English gydig possessed, mad; akin to Old English god god Date: 14th century 1. a. dizzy < giddy from the unaccustomed exercise > b. causing dizziness …

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  • 18giddy — Synonyms and related words: addled, adrift, afloat, alternating, amorphous, babbling, beery, bemused, besotted, blind drunk, brainless, capricious, changeable, changeful, crapulent, crapulous, delirious, desultory, deviable, dizzy, drenched,&#8230; …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 19giddy — /ˈgɪdi / (say gidee) adjective (giddier, giddiest) 1. frivolously light; impulsive; flighty: a giddy mind; a giddy girl. 2. affected with vertigo; dizzy. 3. attended with or causing dizziness: a giddy climb. –verb (t) (giddied, giddying) 4. to&#8230; …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 20Giddy Up — Infobox Album Name = Giddy Up Type = studio Longtype = Artist = Craig Northey Released = 2001 Recorded = Genre = Alternative rock Length = 25:00 Label = Producer = Reviews = Last album = This album = Next album = Giddy Up is the the first solo CD …

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