- Dizzy is defined as feeling lightheaded or dazed as if from spinning.
- An example of dizzy is what you feel after riding a merry-go-round.
- An example of dizzy is the feeling when you’ve heard very exciting news.
- The definition of dizzy is something that is very fast.
An example of dizzy is the fast pace of cars on a racetrack; the dizzy pace..
- having a whirling, dazed sensation; giddy; lightheaded
- causing or likely to cause such a sensation
- confused; bewildered
- Informal silly; foolish; harebrained
Origin of dizzyMiddle English disi, dusi ; from Old English dysig, foolish ; from Indo-European base an unverified form dhewes-, to eddy, whirl from source deer
- Having a whirling sensation and a tendency to fall.
- a. Bewildered or confused: “I was dizzy with anger and shame” (Amy Benson).b. Slang Scatterbrained or silly.
- Producing or tending to produce giddiness: a dizzy height.
- Characterized by impulsive haste; very rapid: “There he sat &ellipsis; gabbing at his usual dizzy pace” (H.L. Mencken).
transitive verbdiz·zied, diz·zy·ing, diz·zies
- To cause to have a whirling sensation.
- To confuse or bewilder.
Origin of dizzyMiddle English dusie, disi, from Old English dysig, foolish.
(comparative dizzier, superlative dizziest)
(third-person singular simple present dizzies, present participle dizzying, simple past and past participle dizzied)
- To make dizzy, to bewilder.
Old English dysiġ, probably related to West Frisian dize, (fog).