Advertisement - Continue reading below

Definition of "giddy" []

  • Having a reeling, lightheaded sensation; dizzy. (adjective)
  • Causing or capable of causing dizziness: a giddy climb to the topmast. (adjective)
  • Frivolous and lighthearted; flighty. (adjective)
  • To become or make giddy. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "giddy" in a sentence
  • "The word giddy has appeared in 287 New York Times articles in the past year, including on Oct. 23 in the book review, "The Radical Entertainment of Harry Belafonte", by Garrison Keillor:"
  • "Learn more about the word "giddy" and see usage examples across a range of subjects on the dictionary."
  • "They're using tools, mixing concrete for the first time, and many are just plain giddy about how quickly the whole thing is coming together."