What does tipsy mean?

Definitions for tipsy
ˈtɪp sitip·sy

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word tipsy.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. potty, tiddly, tipsyadjective

    slightly intoxicated

  2. tipsyadjective

    unstable and prone to tip as if intoxicated

    "a tipsy boat"


  1. tipsyadjective

    slightly drunk, fuddled, staggering, foolish as a result of drinking alcoholic beverages

    Etymology: tip + -s- . The -s- is for euphony (sound) following a plosive – compare artsy, folksy, and sudsy.

  2. tipsyadjective

    unsteady, askew

    Etymology: tip + -s- . The -s- is for euphony (sound) following a plosive – compare artsy, folksy, and sudsy.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tipsy

    being under the influence of strong drink; rendered weak or foolish by liquor, but not absolutely or completely drunk; fuddled; intoxicated

  2. Tipsy

    staggering, as if from intoxication; reeling


  1. Tipsy

    "Tipsy" is a song recorded by J-Kwon. It peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100, being held off the top spot by Usher's "Yeah!", number four in the United Kingdom and number five in Australia. To date, "Tipsy" has been J-Kwon's biggest and only hit, with his next single "You and Me" being a moderate success peaking in the Top 20 on the U.S. Rap chart.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tipsy

    tip′si, adj. partially intoxicated.—v.t. Tip′sify, to fuddle.—adv. Tip′sily.—ns. Tip′siness; Tip′sy-cake, a cake made of pastry and almonds, with wine, served with custard-sauce; Tip′sy-key, a watch-key in which the head is released if an attempt is made to turn it backward. [Tipple.]

Rap Dictionary

  1. tipsyadjective

    Between sober and drunk. "Wanna get tipsy, you one drink away" -- J-Kwon featuring Chingy, Murphy Lee (Still Tipsy (Remix))

  2. tipsyadjective

    Contested as Afro-Americans' RARLEY say tipsy, instead adopting the recently word-smithed "tips" as a more urbanized, shortened alternative.

Suggested Resources

  1. tipsy

    Song lyrics by tipsy -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by tipsy on the Lyrics.com website.

How to pronounce tipsy?

How to say tipsy in sign language?


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tipsy in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tipsy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of tipsy in a Sentence

  1. Diane Spatz:

    We tell moms,' you know, If you are feeling tipsy, drunk, woozy, any effects of alcohol, you shouldn't be caring for your infant, nor should you be breastfeeding your infant,' that's when a mom will pump and discard her milk. But that's for getting rid of the milk for comfort's sake.

  2. Rick Molinari:

    You might think you’re tipsy, but it’s the combination of the sugar and the caffeine.

  3. John Walsh:

    This is probably the fifth pedophile that I've [profiled] who's waited outside of concerts and said, 'I will drive you home or I will get in your car. I'm a parking lot security guard, I'm an off-duty cop; and you're tipsy, you're going to get a DUI', it's become a standard with these kidnapping predators.

Images & Illustrations of tipsy

  1. tipsytipsytipsytipsytipsy

Popularity rank by frequency of use


Translations for tipsy

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for tipsy »


Find a translation for the tipsy definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:

Discuss these tipsy definitions with the community:



    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


    "tipsy." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 19 Oct. 2021. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/tipsy>.

    Are we missing a good definition for tipsy? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!


    Are you a words master?

    assist or encourage, usually in some wrongdoing
    • A. abet
    • B. aberrate
    • C. knead
    • D. huff

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for tipsy: