- affected with vertigo; dizzy.
- attended with or causing dizziness: a giddy climb.
- frivolous and lighthearted; impulsive; flighty: a giddy young person.
- to make or become giddy.
Origin of giddy
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Examples from the Web for giddily
The next morning, Perez Hilton giddily tweeted, “His box office glory days are over!”Tom Cruise's Failed Comeback
June 28, 2010
"They say heaps of other things too," cried Leonide giddily.
"Yes, you are finer and nobler than most women," he said giddily.The Fashionable Adventures of Joshua Craig
David Graham Phillips
She went in, and the elevator shot her giddily upwards to the twenty-second floor.The Little Warrior
P. G. Wodehouse
The columns danced and giddily wobbled––and at the foot there was only––Mary-Clare!At the Crossroads
Harriet T. Comstock
She arose at last, and giddily crossed the room, and rang the bell.The Actress' Daughter
May Agnes Fleming
- affected with a reeling sensation and feeling as if about to fall; dizzy
- causing or tending to cause vertigo
- impulsive; scatterbrained
- my giddy aunt an exclamation of surprise
- to make or become giddy
Word Origin and History for giddily
Old English gidig, variant of gydig "insane, mad, stupid, possessed (by a spirit)," probably from Proto-Germanic *gud-iga-, from *gudam "god" + *-ig "possessed." Meaning "having a confused, swimming sensation" is from 1560s. Meaning "elated" is from 1540s. Related: Giddily; giddiness.