giddy

[ gid-ee ]
/ ˈgɪd i /

adjective, gid·di·er, gid·di·est.

affected with vertigo; dizzy.
attended with or causing dizziness: a giddy climb.
frivolous and lighthearted; impulsive; flighty: a giddy young person.

verb (used with or without object), gid·died, gid·dy·ing.

to make or become giddy.

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Origin of giddy

before 1000; Middle English gidy, Old English gidig mad (as variant of *gydig), derivative of god God, presumably orig. “possessed by a divine being”

OTHER WORDS FROM giddy

gid·di·ly, adverbgid·di·ness, nounun·gid·dy, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for giddiness

giddy
/ (ˈɡɪdɪ) /

adjective -dier or -diest

affected with a reeling sensation and feeling as if about to fall; dizzy
causing or tending to cause vertigo
impulsive; scatterbrained
my giddy aunt an exclamation of surprise

verb -dies, -dying or -died

to make or become giddy

Derived forms of giddy

giddily, adverbgiddiness, noun

Word Origin for giddy

Old English gydig mad, frenzied, possessed by God; related to God
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