Definitions for giddyˈgɪd i

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

gid•dyˈgɪd i(adj.)-di•er, -di•est

  1. (adj.)affected with vertigo; dizzy.

    Category: Pathology

  2. attended with or causing dizziness:

    a giddy climb.

  3. frivolous and lighthearted; impulsive; flighty.

  4. (v.i.)to make or become giddy.

Origin of giddy:

bef. 1000; ME gidy, OE gidig mad (as var. of *gydig), der. of godGod , presumably orig. “possessed by a divine being”


Princeton's WordNet

  1. dizzy, giddy, woozy, vertiginous(adj)

    having or causing a whirling sensation; liable to falling

    "had a dizzy spell"; "a dizzy pinnacle"; "had a headache and felt giddy"; "a giddy precipice"; "feeling woozy from the blow on his head"; "a vertiginous climb up the face of the cliff"

  2. airheaded, dizzy, empty-headed, featherbrained, giddy, light-headed, lightheaded, silly(adj)

    lacking seriousness; given to frivolity

    "a dizzy blonde"; "light-headed teenagers"; "silly giggles"


  1. giddy(Verb)

    To make dizzy or unsteady.

  2. giddy(Adjective)

    dizzy, feeling dizzy or unsteady and as if about to fall down

    The man became giddy upon standing up so fast.

  3. giddy(Adjective)

    causing dizziness: causing dizziness or a feeling of unsteadiness

    They climbed to a giddy height.

  4. giddy(Adjective)

    lightheartedly silly, or joyfully elated

    The boy was giddy when he opened his birthday presents.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Giddy

    having in the head a sensation of whirling or reeling about; having lost the power of preserving the balance of the body, and therefore wavering and inclined to fall; lightheaded; dizzy

  2. Giddy

    promoting or inducing giddiness; as, a giddy height; a giddy precipice

  3. Giddy

    bewildering on account of rapid turning; running round with celerity; gyratory; whirling

  4. Giddy

    characterized by inconstancy; unstable; changeable; fickle; wild; thoughtless; heedless

  5. Giddy(verb)

    to reel; to whirl

  6. Giddy(verb)

    to make dizzy or unsteady

Translations for giddy

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


feeling that one is going to fall over, or that everything is spinning round

I was dancing round so fast that I felt quite giddy; a giddy feeling.

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