[ lahyt-hed-id ]
/ ˈlaɪtˈhɛd ɪd /


giddy, dizzy, or delirious: After two drinks Pat began to feel lightheaded.
having or showing a frivolous or volatile disposition; thoughtless: lightheaded persons.

Origin of lightheaded

First recorded in 1530–40; light2 + head + -ed3

OTHER WORDS FROM lightheaded

light·head·ed·ly, adverblight·head·ed·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for light-headed



frivolous in disposition or behaviour
giddy; feeling faint or slightly delirious

Derived forms of light-headed

light-headedly, adverblight-headedness, noun
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