Webster 1913 Edition
gidimad, silly, AS.
gidig, of unknown origin, cf. Norw.
giddato shake, tremble.]
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.
giddyhead and staggering legs betrayed.
Promoting or inducing giddiness;
giddyfooting of the hatches.
Bewildering on account of rapid turning; running round with celerity; gyratory; whirling.
giddymotion of the whirling mill.
Characterized by inconstancy; unstable; changeable; fickle; wild; thoughtless; heedless.“Giddy, foolish hours.”
Young heads are
giddyand young hearts are warm.
To reel; to whirl.
To make dizzy or unsteady.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.That renders giddy; that induces giddiness; as a giddy highth; a giddy precipice.
2.Rotary; whirling; running round with celerity.
The giddy motion of the whirling mill.
3.Inconstant; unstable; changeable.
You are as giddy and volatile as ever.
4.Heedless; thoughtless; wild; roving.
As we have paced along
Upon the giddy footing of the hatches.
6.Intoxicated; elated to thoughtlessness; rendered wild by excitement or joy.
Art thou not giddy with the fashion too?