What does giddy mean?

Definitions for giddy
ˈgɪd igid·dy

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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, sillyadjective

    lacking seriousness; given to frivolity

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

Wiktionary

  1. giddyverb

    To make dizzy or unsteady.

  2. giddyadjective

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

    The man became giddy upon standing up so fast.

  3. giddyadjective

    causing dizziness: causing dizziness or a feeling of unsteadiness

    They climbed to a giddy height.

  4. giddyadjective

    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. Giddyverb

    to reel; to whirl

  6. Giddyverb

    to make dizzy or unsteady

  7. Etymology: [OE. gidi mad, silly, AS. gidig, of unknown origin, cf. Norw. gidda to shake, tremble.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Giddy

    gid′i, adj. unsteady, dizzy: that causes giddiness: whirling: inconstant: thoughtless.—adv. Gidd′ily.—n. Gidd′iness.—adjs. Gidd′y-head′ed, thoughtless, wanting reflection; Gidd′y-paced (Shak.), moving irregularly. [From A.S. giddian, to sing, be merry, gid, a song.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of giddy in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of giddy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of giddy in a Sentence

  1. Norman Korpi:

    I just did this trade show and people were literally giddy, my manufacturers and my sales reps were like, 'Why are these people so fidgety?'.

  2. William Shakespeare, Taming of the Shrew:

    He that is giddy thinks the world turns round.

  3. Butler:

    Authority intoxicates, And makes mere sots of magistrates; The fumes of it invade the brain, And make men giddy, proud, and vain; By this the fool commands the wise, The noble with the base complies, The sot assumes the rule of wit, And cowards make the base submit.

  4. Bruce Morrow:

    We were both so happy, so excited, but we tried to stay low-key, like it's no big deal, so we wouldn't look all giddy and silly, if Ed was wearing lipstick, you would have been able to see lipstick smudges on both his ears because that's how big that smile was on him. It was a look I'd never forget.

  5. Ferdinand Hodler:

    When you look up at the sky, you have a feeling of unity, which delights you and makes you giddy.

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