Tipsy meaning

tĭpsē
That tips easily; not steady; shaky.
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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.

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Slightly intoxicated.
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Unsteady or crooked.
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Crooked; awry.
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Somewhat drunk; intoxicated enough to be somewhat unsteady, fuddled, etc.
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Slightly drunk, fuddled, staggering, foolish as a result of drinking alcoholic beverages.
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(metonymically) Unsteady, askew.
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Origin of tipsy

  • From tip

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

  • tip (“upset") + -s- (“(interconsonantal)") +"Ž -y (“quality"). The -s- is for euphony (sound) following a plosive - compare artsy, folksy, and sudsy.

    From Wiktionary