Definition of tipsy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtipsē/

adjective (tipsier, tipsiest)

Slightly drunk.
Example sentences
  • In the 25 years I've known her, I have only seen her drunk once and tipsy thrice.
  • A lot of very civilised, if slightly tipsy, wine tasting and cheese eating followed.
  • A slightly tipsy poet can't blame his cat for wanting to join in the fun.
merry, half-drunk, lightheaded, woozy, mellow, slightly drunk, lubricated



Pronunciation: /ˈtipsəlē/
Example sentences
  • But it was hard to disagree with the opinion of James, from Adelaide, delivered somewhat tipsily but without the benefit of hindsight, that ‘rugby had been the winner’.
  • Thus we were ordered to tipsily navigate the darkened, traffic light-less, wreckage covered streets to our hot, powerless, and, in some cases, devastated homes.
  • As I was tipsily wandering the streets of Melbourne on New Year's Eve, I knew that somewhere nearby one of my favourite actresses was getting married.


Pronunciation: /ˈtipsēnəs/
Example sentences
  • ‘Yes, papa,’ she slurred slightly, more in weariness than from any type of alcohol tipsiness.
  • The man's eyes do not suggest tipsiness but intelligence and sensitivity.
  • Okay, maybe the tipsiness is talking right now, or maybe I was slightly delusional when he was hitting on me, but there is a point to this call.


Late 16th century: from the verb tip2 + -sy.

Words that rhyme with tipsy


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Syllabification: tip·sy

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