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 giddy
His giddy glee turns sickening when you consider the coldhearted inhumanity that necessarily lies beneath.
Afterwards, a slew of major NBA reporters did their best to quell the giddy, growing mob.LeBron James Returns to Cleveland: How 'The Decision 2.0' Happened|Robert Silverman|July 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For the past week, political junkies throughout my home city of Chicago have been rubbing our hands in giddy anticipation.
And so Her envisions a future that would have made Steve Jobs giddy.
As much as I was transfixed by every second of this past season of Louie, Veep just made me giddy.Emmys 2013: What Show Should Win It All? Our Critics Debate|Kevin Fallon, Marlow Stern|September 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I staggered to my feet, but felt so weak and giddy that I was compelled to fall back into a chair.
She was giddy, as if she had stooped too long over a hot fire and risen abruptly.Vision House|C. N. Williamson
Young, giddy, inexperienced and wilful, she was cast headlong into the most profligate court of Christendom.Carey & Hart's Catalog (1852)|Edward Carey
If that giddy damsel can tell me the meeting in the garden was not by her own consent, I will again restore her to my confidence.Philothea|Lydia Maria Child
I mean to write now until I have made you as giddy as a dancing dervish!An Englishwoman's Love-Letters|Anonymous
British Dictionary definitions for giddy
adjective -dier or -diest
verb -dies, -dying or -died
Word Origin for giddy
Word Origin and History 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.