adjective, diz·zi·er, diz·zi·est.
verb (used with object), diz·zied, diz·zy·ing.
Origin of dizzy
Examples from the Web for dizzy
The New York Post quoted a source saying, “He had been taking blood pressure medication and had experienced some dizzy spells.”Camilla's Brother Died After Falling In Gramercy Park Hotel Revolving Doors|Tom Sykes|April 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“As a result, doing both exercise and a cleanse can leave you feeling tired, dizzy and nauseous,” she says.
At the end of their segment, the BBC commentator Hazel Irvine noted how dizzy they must be.Sorry Putin, the Sochi Opening Ceremony Was Totally Gay|Tim Teeman|February 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The CBS network has now been switched off for millions of viewers, and the propaganda war would make George Orwell dizzy.Bickering Behemoths: Time Warner Cable Dispute With CBS Leaves Viewers in the Dark|Lloyd Grove|August 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And maybe her concussion was pretty bad, and she was dizzy and miserable and in bed a lot, and eventually the clot returned.How Serious Is Hillary Clinton’s Blood Clot and Hospitalization?|Kent Sepkowitz|December 31, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He closed his dizzy frightened eyes, struck the waters of the lake, then disappeared from sight.The Brownies and Prince Florimel|Palmer Cox
All the dizzy and colossal things conceded depend upon one small thing withheld.Orthodoxy|G. K. Chesterton
Cradocks head was dizzy still, the bleeding had done him good.Cradock Nowell, Vol. 1 (of 3)|Richard Doddridge Blackmore
He walked round the room, blundering into things, dizzy with the thought that his great dream had come true.The Man Who Rocked the Earth|Arthur Train
The heavy odor of the hospital, mingled with the scent of pine and evergreen in the chapel; made her dizzy.K|Mary Roberts Rinehart
adjective -zier or -ziest
verb -zies, -zying or -zied
Word Origin for dizzy
Word Origin for dean
Old English dysig "foolish, stupid," from Proto-Germanic *dusijaz (cf. Low German düsig "dizzy," Dutch duizelen "to be dizzy," Old High German dusig "foolish," German Tor "fool," Old English dwæs, Dutch dwaas "foolish"), perhaps from PIE *dheu- (1) "dust, vapor, smoke; to rise in a cloud" (and related notions of "defective perception or wits").
Meaning "having a whirling sensation" is from mid-14c.; that of "giddy" is from c.1500 and seems to merge the two earlier meanings. Used of the "foolish virgins" in early translations of Matthew xxv; used especially of blondes since 1870s. Related: Dizzily.
Old English dysigan, from source of dizzy (adj.). Related: Dizzied; dizzying.
early 14c., from Old French deien (12c., Modern French doyen), from Late Latin decanus "head of a group of 10 monks in a monastery," from earlier secular meaning "commander of 10 soldiers" (which was extended to civil administrators in the late empire), from Greek dekanos, from deka "ten" (see ten). Replaced Old English teoðingealdor. College sense is from 1570s (in Latin from late 13c.).