[ trip-ee ]

  1. evoking a feeling reminiscent of the altered state produced by psychedelic drugs: The festival features a trippy animated display that changes over the course of the day.Upcoming listening sessions include some ambient, trippy electronica.

  2. strange or weird: It’s trippy to finally complete a story that you started decades ago.

Origin of trippy

First recorded in 1965–70; trip1 (in the sense “euphoria experienced under the influence of hallucinogenic drugs”) + -y1

Words Nearby trippy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use trippy in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for trippy


/ (ˈtrɪpɪ) /

adjective-pier or -piest
  1. informal suggestive of or resembling the effect produced by a hallucinogenic drug

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