Giddy meaning

gĭdē
The definition of giddy is a feeling of dizziness or of excitement.

An example of giddy is an overexcited child on Christmas morning.

An example of giddy is when you are given the title of President of your company and you are excited but a little bit nervous at the same time.

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Feeling dizzy or unsteady.
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Frivolous and lighthearted; flighty.

Was giddy with excitement at the news.

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Causing or likely to cause dizziness.

A giddy height.

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Turning or circling around very rapidly; whirling.
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Causing dizziness: causing dizziness or a feeling of unsteadiness.

They climbed to a giddy height.

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To make or become giddy.
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Dizzy, feeling dizzy or unsteady and as if about to fall down.

The man became giddy upon standing up so fast.

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Lightheartedly silly, or joyfully elated.

The boy was giddy when he opened his birthday presents.

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(archaic) Frivolous, impulsive, inconsistent, changeable.
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To reel; to whirl.

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To become or make giddy.
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Origin of giddy

  • Middle English gidi crazy from Old English gidig gheu(ə)- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English gidi, gydi (“foolish”), from Old English gydiġ (“possessed by a spirit or demon, mad, insane”), from Proto-Germanic *gudīgaz (“ghostly, spirited”), equivalent to god +‎ -y.

    From Wiktionary