- The definition of tipsy is just a little bit drunk.
A person who is a little bit drunk is an example of someone who would be described as tipsy.
This man is tipsy.
- Slightly intoxicated.
- Unsteady or crooked.
Origin of tipsyFrom tip2.
(comparative tipsier, superlative tipsiest)
- slightly drunk, fuddled, staggering, foolish as a result of drinking alcoholic beverages
- (metonymically) unsteady, askew