adjective, gid·di·er, gid·di·est.
verb (used with or without object), gid·died, gid·dy·ing.
Origin of giddy
Examples from the Web for giddiness
At first, there is pure joy and giddiness, because, yes, that is exactly what pleasure tastes like.David Mitchell’s ‘The Bone Clocks’ Is Fun But Mostly Empty Calories|William O’Connor|September 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A giant, over-the-top mess of contradictions and giddiness and mistakes and something weirdly pure and divine.
The collection was overtly rich but without the giddiness—and innocence—of youth.Prada and Gucci Show Off Strong, Smart Sensuality at Milan Fall 2012 Fashion Shows|Robin Givhan|February 24, 2012|DAILY BEAST
And then you go beyond the giddiness and step back and try and look at things and see, do they all add up, does it all work?
As this dreadful possibility arose before his mind a faintness and giddiness came over him.A Romance Of Tompkins Square|Thomas A. Janvier
And when meals were late, his breathing became difficult and he was seized with giddiness.A Virgin Heart|Remy de Gourmont
They commence with giddiness, drowsiness, and stupor; then ensues insensibility.Memoranda on Poisons|Thomas Hawkes Tanner
Now, thank the Gods, my labours are complete—she stands redeemed from all her giddiness!
That is our character,' she added, laughing, with a return of the opera girl's giddiness and caprice.A Prince of Bohemia|Honore de Balzac
adjective -dier or -diest
verb -dies, -dying or -died
Word Origin for giddy
Old English gidig, variant of gydig "insane, mad, stupid, possessed (by a spirit)," probably from Proto-Germanic *gud-iga-, from *gudam "god" + *-ig "possessed." Meaning "having a confused, swimming sensation" is from 1560s. Meaning "elated" is from 1540s. Related: Giddily; giddiness.