• (America) IPA: /ɡɪdi/

giddy (comparative giddier, superlative giddiest)

  1. Dizzy, feeling dizzy or unsteady and as if about to fall down.
    The man became giddy upon standing up so fast.
  2. Causing dizziness: causing dizziness or a feeling of unsteadiness.
    They climbed to a giddy height.
  3. Lightheartedly silly, or joyfully elated.
    • 1596-97, William Shakespeare, The Merchant Of Venice, Act III Scene 2
      Hearing applause and universal shout,
      Giddy in spirit, still gazing, in a doubt
      Whether those peals of praise be his or no;
    The boy was giddy when he opened his birthday presents.
  4. (archaic) Frivolous, impulsive, inconsistent, changeable.
    • 1599, William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing, Act V Scene 4
      In brief, since I do purpose to marry, I will think nothing to any purpose that the world can say against it; and therefore never flout at me for what I have said against it, for man is a giddy thing, and this is my conclusion.
    • 1784, William Cowper, Tirocinium; or, A Review of Schools
      Young heads are giddy and young hearts are warm,
      And make mistakes for manhood to reform.
Synonyms Translations Translations
  • French: étourdissant
  • German: schwindelerregend
  • Russian: головокружи́тельный
  • Spanish: mareador, vertiginoso
Translations Translations Verb

giddy (giddies, present participle giddying; past and past participle giddied)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To make dizzy or unsteady.
  2. To reel; to whirl.

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