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

  2. tipsyadjective

    unsteady, askew

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Tipsyadjective

    Drunk; overpowered with excess of drink.

    Etymology: from tipple.

    The riot of the tipsy bacchanals,
    Tearing the Thracian singer in their rage. William Shakespeare.

    Welcome joy and feast,
    Midnight shout and revelry,
    Tipsy dance and jollity. John Milton.

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.

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  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. Rick Molinari:

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

  2. Sonia Moskowitz/Getty Images:

    I got up and sang a few Broadwaysongs they were playing, i realize I was a little bit tipsy, but we were having fun, and it was getting late.I'd beenrehearsing, and I was in the mood to sing a few songs. Then Jim said to me, 'Lu, I have an early rehearsal,' and then we left around midnight, 11:30 p.m.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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