adjective Chiefly British Slang.

slightly drunk; tipsy.

Origin of tiddly

First recorded in 1885–90; origin uncertain
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for tiddly

Historical Examples of tiddly

  • Tiddly, widdly, widdly, Mrs. Tittlemouse; you seem to have plenty of visitors!

  • There was a chandelier from Tiddly winks for the look of the thing, but of course she lit the residence herself.

    Peter and Wendy

    James Matthew Barrie

British Dictionary definitions for tiddly



adjective -dlier or -dliest

British small; tiny

Word Origin for tiddly

C19: childish variant of little



adjective -dlier or -dliest

slang, mainly British slightly drunk

Word Origin for tiddly

C19 (meaning: a drink): of unknown origin
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