- to laugh in a silly, often high-pitched way, especially with short, repeated gasps and titters, as from juvenile or ill-concealed amusement or nervous embarrassment.
- a silly, spasmodic laugh; titter.
- Slang. an amusing experience, incident, etc.: Going to a silly movie was always a giggle.
Origin of giggle
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Examples from the Web for giggly
Edmund is now 4, and is a giggly, sociable, nosy, occasionally impertinent boy.The Cost of Raising a Special Needs Son
June 11, 2014
But what about those of us who, for whatever our reasons, have left our hazy, giggly days behind us?How to Celebrate 4/20 Without Actually Smoking Weed
Kelly Williams Brown
April 20, 2014
It is a plant that makes me mellow and giggly and, quite frankly, tired.Meghan McCain Says Yes to Legalizing Marijuana
June 11, 2012
Lloyd Grove on how Newt kept his cool and Romney got giggly.Huckabee Grills GOP Candidates in Republican Presidential Forum
December 4, 2011
Yet, tired as they were, they were still attempting forlorn, giggly little jokes and friendly greetings.The Rosie World
When I come home I may be nothing but a giggly, childishly happy old lady, who doesn't care a rap whether her skin fits or not.Lady of the Decoration
"Aberner Rollins," she wrote very carefully in her round, childish hand, with a giggly flourish at the tail-tip of each word.Rainy Week
Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
There was another, a giggly, gurgly lady with gray hair fluffed up into a pompadour.The Happy Family
Bertha Muzzy Bower
Kind of braced me for swingin' past all that row of giggly lady typists and on into Mr. Robert's private office.Torchy, Private Sec.
- (intr) to laugh nervously or foolishly
- such a laugh
- informal something or someone that provokes amusement
- the giggles a fit of prolonged and uncontrollable giggling
- for a giggle informal as a joke or prank; not seriously
Word Origin and History for giggly
c.1500, probably imitative. Related: Giggled; giggling; giggly. As a noun from 1570s.