Giddiness



[gid-ee] /ˈgɪd i/

adjective, giddier, giddiest.
1.
affected with vertigo; dizzy.
2.
attended with or causing dizziness:
a giddy climb.
3.
frivolous and lighthearted; impulsive; flighty:
a giddy young person.
verb (used with or without object), giddied, giddying.
4.
to make or become giddy.
/ˈɡɪdɪ/
adjective -dier, -diest
1.
affected with a reeling sensation and feeling as if about to fall; dizzy
2.
causing or tending to cause vertigo
3.
impulsive; scatterbrained
4.
my giddy aunt, an exclamation of surprise
verb -dies, -dying, -died
5.
to make or become giddy
n.

late 13c., “thoughtless folly;” see giddy + -ness. Meaning “dizziness” is late 14c.
adj.

Old English gidig, variant of gydig “insane, mad, stupid, possessed (by a spirit),” probably from Proto-Germanic *gud-iga-, from *gudam “god” + *-ig “possessed.” Meaning “having a confused, swimming sensation” is from 1560s. Meaning “elated” is from 1540s. Related: Giddily; giddiness.

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