Gid"dy (?), a. [Compar. Giddier (?); superl. Giddiest.] [OE. gidi mad, silly, AS. gidig, of unknown origin, cf. Norw. gidda to shake, tremble.]

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.

By giddy head and staggering legs betrayed. Tate.

2.

Promoting or inducing giddiness; as, a giddy height; a giddy precipice.

Prior.

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. "Giddy, foolish hours." Rowe. "Giddy chance." Dryden.

Young heads are giddy and young hearts are warm. Cowper.

 

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Gid"dy, v. i.

To reel; to whirl.

Chapman.

 

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Gid"dy, v. t.

To make dizzy or unsteady.

[Obs.]

 

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