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Definition of "tipsy" []

  • Slightly intoxicated. (adjective)
  • Unsteady or crooked. (adjective)

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 "tipsy" in a sentence
  • "Chris Libby recalled how his younger brother, Dustin, looked the day he shipped off for boot camp — a kid with scruffy, long hair, still a bit tipsy from the previous night's festivities."
  • "So I get back from Thane's about 5-ish, still tipsy from the tequila, and figure I'll take a nap, just an hour or two."
  • "Vice-President was drunk -- he stammered out a few broken sentences in tipsy glorification of himself as a "plebeian," to the disgust and shame of all who assisted at the ceremony."