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dizzy

[ diz-ee ]
/ ˈdɪz i /
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adjective, diz·zi·er, diz·zi·est.
having a sensation of whirling and a tendency to fall; giddy; vertiginous.
bewildered; confused.
causing giddiness or confusion: a dizzy height.
heedless; thoughtless.
Informal. foolish; silly.
verb (used with object), diz·zied, diz·zy·ing.
to make dizzy.
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Origin of dizzy

before 900; Middle English dysy,Old English dysig foolish; cognate with Low German düsig stupefied

OTHER WORDS FROM dizzy

diz·zi·ly, adverbdiz·zi·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for dizzy

dizzy
/ (ˈdɪzɪ) /

adjective -zier or -ziest
affected with a whirling or reeling sensation; giddy
mentally confused or bewildered
causing or tending to cause vertigo or bewilderment
informal foolish or flighty
verb -zies, -zying or -zied
(tr) to make dizzy

Derived forms of dizzy

dizzily, adverbdizziness, noun

Word Origin for dizzy

Old English dysig silly; related to Old High German tusīg weak, Old Norse dos quiet
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