- 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 giddy
His giddy glee turns sickening when you consider the coldhearted inhumanity that necessarily lies beneath.ISIS Has a Bigger Coalition Than We Do
October 15, 2014
Afterwards, a slew of major NBA reporters did their best to quell the giddy, growing mob.LeBron James Returns to Cleveland: How 'The Decision 2.0' Happened
July 11, 2014
For the past week, political junkies throughout my home city of Chicago have been rubbing our hands in giddy anticipation.Could Rahm Lose to This Infamous Union Leader?
July 3, 2014
And so Her envisions a future that would have made Steve Jobs giddy.How ‘Her’ Gets the Future Right
December 21, 2013
As much as I was transfixed by every second of this past season of Louie, Veep just made me giddy.Emmys 2013: What Show Should Win It All? Our Critics Debate
Kevin Fallon, Marlow Stern
September 21, 2013
He who gives his mind to politics, sails on a stormy sea, with a giddy pilot.
This boasted power of intellect—this giddy triumph of beauty—what do they do for you?
But I could not speak; I could only gape, choking and giddy.The Bacillus of Beauty
She seemed born, not only to captivate the giddy, but to turn the heads of the sage.Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete
How sad that the word "giddy" is used to imply wantonness or levity!Alarms and Discursions
G. K. Chesterton
- 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 giddy
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.