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giddy

[ gid-ee ]
/ 藞g瑟d i /
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adjective, gid路di路er, gid路di路est.
affected with vertigo; dizzy.
attended with or causing dizziness: a giddy climb.
frivolous and lighthearted; flighty: a giddy young person.
verb (used with or without object), gid路died, gid路dy路ing.
to make or become giddy.
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Origin of giddy

First recorded before 1000; Middle English gidy, Old English gidig 鈥渕ad鈥 (as variant of unattested gydig ), derivative of god God, presumably originally 鈥減ossessed by a divine being鈥

OTHER WORDS FROM giddy

gid路di路ly, adverbgid路di路ness, nounun路gid路dy, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for giddy

giddy
/ (藞伞瑟d瑟) /

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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