adjective (giddier, giddiest)
- 1Having a sensation of whirling and a tendency to fall or stagger; dizzy: Luke felt almost giddy with reliefMore example sentences
- She was giddy with delight and has now fallen head over heels for his feline charms.
- It's a mildly light-headed, giddy sensation that starts in the chest and spreads out through the body and along the limbs.
- They are giddy with jetlag and an unspecified number of rum swizzles (an evening ritual).
- 1.1Disorientating and alarming, but exciting: her giddy rise to powerMore example sentences
- We will wait to see whether he ever rises to those giddy heights.
- There are obvious logistical problems involved in protesting outside such a facility, and it was clear from the outset that the protest was not going to reach the giddy heights of previous campaigns.
- In the meantime, I've discovered that the book has its own website, which I guess is a mark of it reaching the giddy heights of serious social commentary for the new millennium.
- 1.2Excitable and frivolous: Isobel’s giddy young sister-in-lawMore example sentences
- I'm giddy as a young girl in a field, and a little anxious.
- Just as Christy was replacing the phone on the base, Carmen came tearing into the room, giddy as a young schoolgirl, and grabbed Christy's hand.
- Queen Rosalind peered across the distance of the causeway towards the horizon with the giddy enthusiasm of a young maid about to receive a precious, long anticipated, gift.
verb (giddies, giddying, giddied)[with object] Back to top
- Make (someone) feel excited to the point of disorientation.More example sentences
- You should just sit back and enjoy it, but I feel slightly giddied by it.
- Harry was always giddying me too - to loosen up, to see the bigger picture, to just be my total, fabulous, faerie self.
- Huge aerial motorways sweep between giddying skyscrapers.
play the giddy goat
- • dated Behave in an irresponsible, silly, or playful way.More example sentences
- Glassy-eyed school children playing the giddy goat in the corridors seem to concur with us: it is worthy but boring.
- My father is okay but tired, though he manages to play the giddy goat with his grandsons, who think he's really funny.
- Dependable and prudent, he often yearns to play the giddy goat and do a comic turn, but he'll only do so with a partner who makes him feel safe.
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- I have spent two days feeling giddily motivated and productive.
- John laughed giddily and stood up to try and catch the snowflakes in his mouth.
- Newly and giddily in love, we were too stubborn to let the weather spoil our plans for the day.
Old English gidig 'insane', literally 'possessed by a god', from the base of God. Current senses date from late Middle English.