Tip"sy (?), a. [Compar. Tipsier (?); superl. Tipsiest.] [Akin to tipple; cf. Prov. G. tips drunkenness, betipst 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.

 

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