Definition of Tipsy

1. Adjective. Slightly intoxicated.

Exact synonyms: Potty, Tiddly
Similar to: Drunk, Inebriated, Intoxicated
Derivative terms: Tipsiness



2. Adjective. Unstable and prone to tip as if intoxicated. "A tipsy boat"
Similar to: Unstable

Definition of Tipsy

1. a. Being under the influence of strong drink; rendered weak or foolish by liquor, but not absolutely or completely drunk; fuddled; intoxicated.

Definition of Tipsy

1. Adjective. slightly drunk, fuddled, staggering, foolish as a result of drinking alcoholic beverages ¹

2. Adjective. (context: metonymy) unsteady, askew ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tipsy

1. slightly drunk [adj -SIER, -SIEST]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tipsy

tipsiest
tipsified
tipsifies
tipsify
tipsifying
tipsily
tipsiness
tipsinesses
tipstaff
tipstaffs
tipstaves
tipster
tipsters
tipstock
tipstocks
tipsy (current term)
tipsy cake
tipt
tiptoe
tiptoe around
tiptoed
tiptoeing
tiptoer
tiptoers
tiptoes
tiptop
tiptopite
tiptops
tipu
tipu tree

Literary usage of Tipsy

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1. English Eccentrics and Eccentricities by John Timbs (1875)
"This is thought to be the origin of the above strange custom. A tipsy Village. Livingston, in a recent journey in Africa, fell in with the ..."

2. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Charles Dudley Warner, Hamilton Wright Mabie, Lucia Isabella Gilbert Runkle, George H Warner (1902)
"He has just entered the banquet hall with some of his boon companions, and is himself tipsy. His potations, however, serve to add fire and energy to his ..."

3. The Writings in Prose and Verse of Rudyard Kipling by Rudyard Kipling (1899)
"A very large and a very tipsy soldier, his feet sticking out of the litter of a reigning princess, is not a thing to travel along the ways without comment. ..."

4. A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares (1859)
"tipsy. A cant terra mentioned with others in the Werkes of Taylor the Water-poet, 1630. OUT, adv. Full, or completely. For then thou wast Dot Out three ..."

5. The Journals of Washington Irving (hitherto Unpublished) by Washington Irving (1919)
"... the night was rainy — they were too tipsy to keep their legs — sat down in public square — stuck the light on end between them — tho[ugh]t themselves ..."

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