giddy

[ gid-ee ]
/ ˈgɪd i /
See synonyms for: giddy / giddiness on Thesaurus.com

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.

QUIZZES

LEARN THE SPANISH WORDS FOR THESE COMMON ANIMALS!

Are you learning Spanish? Or do you just have an interest in foreign languages? Either way, this quiz on Spanish words for animals is for you.
Question 1 of 13
How do you say “cat” 🐈 in Spanish?

Origin of giddy

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

OTHER WORDS FROM giddy

gid·di·ly, adverbgid·di·ness, nounun·gid·dy, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for giddy

British Dictionary definitions for giddy

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012