- 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 giddiness
At first, there is pure joy and giddiness, because, yes, that is exactly what pleasure tastes like.David Mitchell’s ‘The Bone Clocks’ Is Fun But Mostly Empty Calories
September 14, 2014
A giant, over-the-top mess of contradictions and giddiness and mistakes and something weirdly pure and divine.How to Stomach a Hot Dog Eating Contest
July 5, 2014
That giddiness is a warm and fuzzy feeling, almost as good as being drunk but definitely not as good as being gay.Rick Perry’s Stupid Comment on Booze and Sex(uality)
June 12, 2014
The collection was overtly rich but without the giddiness—and innocence—of youth.Prada and Gucci Show Off Strong, Smart Sensuality at Milan Fall 2012 Fashion Shows
February 24, 2012
And then you go beyond the giddiness and step back and try and look at things and see, do they all add up, does it all work?India's Muckraker-in-Chief
January 29, 2011
When their giddiness abated, there were blurring views again.The Einstein See-Saw
Miles John Breuer
I remembered the girl, the balcony, and my flight ending in my giddiness and my fall.Bardelys the Magnificent
He doesn't look as if he were subject to fits and giddiness.Tales Of Hearsay
When he got down into the street in the full blaze of noon-day, he had a touch of giddiness.The Child of Pleasure
She felt very weak and weary, but she experienced no giddiness.The Green Rust
- 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 giddiness
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.