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tiddly

[tid-lee]
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adjective Chiefly British Slang.
  1. slightly drunk; tipsy.

Origin of tiddly

First recorded in 1885–90; origin uncertain
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Examples from the Web for tiddly

Historical Examples

  • Tiddly, widdly, widdly, Mrs. Tittlemouse; you seem to have plenty of visitors!

    The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse

    Beatrix Potter

  • There was a chandelier from Tiddly winks for the look of the thing, but of course she lit the residence herself.

    Peter and Wendy

    James Matthew Barrie


British Dictionary definitions for tiddly

tiddly1

adjective -dlier or -dliest
  1. British small; tiny

Word Origin

C19: childish variant of little

tiddly2

adjective -dlier or -dliest
  1. slang, mainly British slightly drunk

Word Origin

C19 (meaning: a drink): of unknown origin
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