What does dizzy mean?

Definitions for dizzy
ˈdɪz idizzy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dizzy, giddy, woozy, vertiginousadjective

    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, sillyverb

    lacking seriousness; given to frivolity

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

  3. dizzyverb

    make dizzy or giddy

    "a dizzying pace"


  1. dizzyverb

    To make dizzy, to bewilder.

  2. dizzyadjective

    having a sensation of turning around; giddy; feeling unbalanced or lightheaded.

    I stood up too fast and felt dizzy.

  3. dizzyadjective

    producing giddiness

    We climbed to a dizzy height.

  4. dizzyadjective

    empty-headed, scatterbrained or frivolous

    My new secretary is a dizzy blonde.

  5. Etymology: dysig, probably related to West Frisian dize, (fog).

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. DIZZYadjective

    Etymology: disi, disig, Saxon.

    All on a sudden miserable pain
    Surpriz’d thee, dim thine eyes, and dizzy swam
    In darkness. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. ii. l. 753.

    How fearful
    And dizzy ’tis to cast one’s eyes so low!
    The crows and choughs that wing the midway air,
    Shew scarce so gross as beetles. William Shakespeare, King Lear.

    What followers, what retinue can’st thou gain?
    Or at thy heels the dizzy multitude,
    Longer than thou can’st feed them on thy cost? John Milton.

  2. To Dizzyverb

    To whirl round; to make giddy.

    Etymology: from the adjective.

    Not the dreadful spout,
    Which shipmen do the hurricano call,
    Shall dizzy with more clamour Neptune’s ear
    In his descent, than shall my prompted sword
    Falling on Diomede. William Shakespeare, Troilus and Cressida.


  1. Dizzy

    Dizzy is a song originally recorded by Tommy Roe; it became an international hit single in 1969. Instrumental backing was provided by the Los Angeles session musicians known as the Wrecking Crew. Co-written by Roe and Freddy Weller, "Dizzy" was a major hit on both sides of the Atlantic, reaching number one on the U. S. Billboard Hot 100 for four weeks in March 1969, for one week on the UK Singles Chart in June 1969, and was number one in Canada in March 1969."Dizzy" has 11 key changes total between a total of four keys. One key is used for the verses, while the choruses get three keys. The key used for the verses is the lowest, while the choruses start off in a higher key, quickly increase to an even higher key, then increase yet again. It was subsequently recorded by such disparate artists as Boney M, Mike Melvoin and the Deadbeats, Wreckless Eric, and Billy J. Kramer. A 1991 cover by Vic Reeves and The Wonder Stuff reached number one in the UK Singles Chart. In 1989, it was sampled by De La Soul on their track "The Magic Number" from their album Three Feet High and Rising. In 1994, it was covered by Babe on their album 4 Babe pesme, the Babe version being entitled "Dizel".


  1. dizzy

    Dizzy is a state or sensation of feeling lightheaded, unsteady, disoriented or experiencing a loss of balance, often caused by a disturbance in the inner ear or by conditions affecting the brain or other parts of the body. It may result in a feeling of spinning or an illusion of movement known as vertigo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dizzy

    having in the head a sensation of whirling, with a tendency to fall; vertiginous; giddy; hence, confused; indistinct

  2. Dizzy

    causing, or tending to cause, giddiness or vertigo

  3. Dizzy

    without distinct thought; unreflecting; thoughtless; heedless

  4. Dizzyverb

    to make dizzy or giddy; to give the vertigo to; to confuse

  5. Etymology: [OE. dusi, disi, desi, foolish, AS. dysig; akin to LG. dsig dizzy, OD. deuzig, duyzig, OHG. tusig foolish, OFries. dusia to be dizzy; LG. dusel dizziness, duselig, dusselig, D. duizelig, dizzy, Dan. dsig drowsy, slepy, dse to make dull, drowsy, ds dullness, drowsiness, and to AS. dws foolish, G. thor fool. 71. Cf. Daze, Doze.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dizzy

    diz′i, adj. giddy: confused: causing giddiness.—v.t. to make dizzy: to confuse.—adv. Dizz′ily.—n. Dizz′iness, giddiness.—p.adj. Dizz′ying, making dizzy. [A.S. dysig, foolish, allied to dwaes, stupid; cf. Dan. dösig; drowsy; also Daze, Doze.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Dizzy

    a nickname given to Benjamin Disraeli.

Editors Contribution

  1. DIZZY

    DIZZY:Someone who is very good,Someone that is talented ,a person who is unusually intelligent,clever or successful especially at an early age.

    Submitted by anonymous on April 24, 2021  

Etymology and Origins

  1. Dizzy

    The nickname of Benjamin Disraeli, afterwards Earl of Beaconsfield, the great political opponent of Mr Gladstone.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dizzy in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dizzy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of dizzy in a Sentence

  1. Tessa David:

    Everything went dizzy on me.

  2. Aisha Al-Tilawi:

    Entire families were killed. we started choking, felt dizzy, then fainted. Mazin was trying to wake up his grandfather.

  3. Mickey Mehta:

    We struggle hard to climb to the top against all odds, not realizing whether the view from the top is worth its climb.The fulfillment of life seldom comes on heights and more often you get dizzy there losing balance and become fearful of a fall. In the circle of life nowhere on the periphery one could be stable. Be centered , get centralized , get MickeyMized.

  4. Damian Lillard:

    I was a little, not dizzy, a little woozy. He kind of knocked me off, he knocked me off my game a little bit. It was just a blow to the head. And the ref was right there.

  5. Stormy Daniels:

    ‘Leave Mr. Trump alone,’ I was scared, i couldn’t feel my feet or my face…I felt dizzy.

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  • шеметен, замаянBulgarian
  • vertiginós, marejatCatalan, Valencian
  • schwindelerregend, schwindeligGerman
  • vertiginoso, mareador, mareadoSpanish
  • گیجPersian
  • tyhmä, huimaavaFinnish
  • vasouillard, étourdissant, tête en l’air, vertigineux, écervelé, vaseuxFrench
  • duizelig, duizelingwekkend, draaierigDutch
  • oszołomionyPolish
  • vertiginoso, tontoPortuguese
  • головокружительныйRussian
  • virrig, snurrig, dimmig, yrselframkallande, yr, svindlande, vimmelkantig, omtöcknad, groggySwedish
  • மயக்கம்Tamil
  • dizzyUrdu

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