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tiddly

[tid-lee]
adjective Chiefly British Slang.
  1. slightly drunk; tipsy.
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Origin of tiddly

First recorded in 1885–90; origin uncertain
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Historical Examples of tiddly

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

    The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse

    Beatrix Potter

  • 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

tiddly

1
adjective -dlier or -dliest
  1. British small; tiny
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Word Origin for tiddly

C19: childish variant of little

tiddly

2
adjective -dlier or -dliest
  1. slang, mainly British slightly drunk
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Word Origin for tiddly

C19 (meaning: a drink): of unknown origin
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