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giddy
American English: /ˈɡɪdi/
British English: /ˈɡɪdi/

Translation of giddy in Spanish:

adjective -dier, -diest

  • 1 1.1
    (feeling/sensation)
    de mareo or aturdimiento
    he felt giddy
    se sentía mareado
    la cabeza le daba vueltas
    don't look down, it'll make you giddy
    no mires hacia abajo que te va a dar vértigo
    all this talk is making me giddy
    tanta charla me está confundiendo
    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).
    1.2 (causing dizziness)
    (speed)
    vertiginoso
    eventually I reached the giddy heights of supervisor [ironic]
    finalmente me vi encumbrado al puesto de supervisor [ironic]
  • 2 (silly) oh, my giddy aunt! (British English) [colloquial] [dated]
    ¡Ángela María! [colloquial] [dated]
    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.

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