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dizzy

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

First recorded before 900; Middle English dysy, Old English dysig 鈥渇oolish鈥; cognate with Low German d眉sig 鈥渟tupefied鈥

OTHER WORDS FROM dizzy

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

dizzy
/ (藞d瑟z瑟) /

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 tus墨g weak, Old Norse dos quiet
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