Giddy

Definition of Giddy

Gid´dy
a.1.
1.Having in the head a sensation of whirling or reeling about; having lost the power of preserving the balance of the body, and therefore wavering and inclined to fall; lightheaded; dizzy.
2.Promoting or inducing giddiness; as, a giddy height; a giddy precipice.
Upon the giddy footing of the hatches.
- Shak.
3.Bewildering on account of rapid turning; running round with celerity; gyratory; whirling.
The giddy motion of the whirling mill.
- Pope.
4.Characterized by inconstancy; unstable; changeable; fickle; wild; thoughtless; heedless.
Young heads are giddy and young hearts are warm.
- Cowper.
v. i.1.To reel; to whirl.
v. t.1.To make dizzy or unsteady.

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