adjective (squiffier, squiffiest)British • informal
- 1Slightly drunk: I feel quite squiffyMore example sentences
- You'd think I'd have learned long ago not to argue with those with a slightly squiffy glint in their eye.
- I protest that this is unfair as I am slightly squiffy, but they insist.
- In fact, shopping while slightly squiffy on cocktails is probably the closest any lady can get to heaven, in my opinion.
- 2Askew; awry: the graphics make your eyes go squiffyMore example sentences
- I read about it somewhere, they can make your brain go all squiffy.
- Whereas cocodamol are great for sending a person squiffy in the head, they're pretty useless for relieving agonising back pain.
- Well, when I first start the treatment I get a couple of days feeling a little squiffy and disoriented.
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- Mr D and I once squiffily scratched out an apostrophe on a sign which said 'flat's'.
- You catch several of the more senior academics eyeing you in a squiffily lascivious manner, and you are not averse to a little fun.
- Throughout his political career, his favourite way of suggesting statesmanship has been to narrow his eyes and peer squiffily into the not-quite-middle distance.
mid 19th century: of unknown origin.
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