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Webster 1913 Edition


Tipsy

Tip′sy

,
Adj.
[
Com
par.
Tipsier
;
sup
erl.
Tipsiest
.]
[Akin to
tipple
; cf. Prov. G.
tips
drunkenness, be
tipst
drunk, tipsy. See
Tipple
.]
1.
Being under the influence of strong drink; rendered weak or foolish by liquor, but not absolutely or completely drunk; fuddled; intoxicated.
2.
Staggering, as if from intoxication; reeling.
Midnight shout and revelry,
Tipsy
dance and jollity.
Milton.

Webster 1828 Edition


Tipsy

TIP'SY

,
Adj.
[from tipple.] Fuddled; overpowered with strong drink; intoxicated.

Definition 2022


tipsy

tipsy

English

Adjective

tipsy (comparative tipsier, superlative tipsiest)

  1. slightly drunk, fuddled, staggering, foolish as a result of drinking alcoholic beverages
  2. (metonymically) unsteady, askew

Synonyms

  • See also Wikisaurus:drunk

Derived terms

Translations

References

  • Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967