tipsy


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tip·sy

 (tĭp′sē)
adj. tip·si·er, tip·si·est
1. Slightly intoxicated.
2. Unsteady or crooked.

[From tip.]

tip′si·ly adv.
tip′si·ness n.

tipsy

(ˈtɪpsɪ)
adj, -sier or -siest
1. slightly drunk
2. slightly tilted or tipped; askew
[C16: from tip2]
ˈtipsily adv
ˈtipsiness n

tip•sy

(ˈtɪp si)

adj. -si•er, -si•est.
1. slightly intoxicated.
2. caused by intoxication: a tipsy lurch.
3. unsteady; tippy.
[1570–80; tip2 or obsolete tip strong drink + -sy]
tip′si•ly, adv.
tip′si•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.tipsy - slightly intoxicated
drunk, inebriated, intoxicated - stupefied or excited by a chemical substance (especially alcohol); "a noisy crowd of intoxicated sailors"; "helplessly inebriated"
2.tipsy - unstable and prone to tip as if intoxicated; "a tipsy boat"
unstable - lacking stability or fixity or firmness; "unstable political conditions"; "the tower proved to be unstable in the high wind"; "an unstable world economy"

tipsy

adjective tiddly, fuddled, slightly drunk, happy (informal), merry (Brit. informal), mellow, woozy (informal) (slang, chiefly Brit.) I'm feeling a bit tipsy.

tipsy

adjective
Stupefied, excited, or muddled with alcoholic liquor:
Informal: cockeyed, stewed.
Idioms: drunk as a skunk, half-seas over, high as a kite, in one's cups, three sheets in the wind.
Translations
سَكْرانسَكْران قَليلا
podnapilýstříknutý
bedugget
hiprakassa oleva
pripit
becsípett
hífaîur, kenndur
ほろ酔いの
술 취한
įkaušimaskaip įkaušęs
iereibis
beat
lätt berusad
มึนเมา
çakırkeyfçakırkeyifhafifçe sarhoş
ngà ngà say

tipsy

[ˈtɪpsɪ] ADJ (tipsier (compar) (tipsiest (superl))) → achispado, piripi (Sp) , tomado (LAm)

tipsy

[ˈtɪpsi] adjun peu ivre, éméché(e)

tipsy

adj (+er)beschwipst, angesäuselt (inf); to be tipsybeschwipst or angesäuselt (inf)sein, einen Schwips haben

tipsy

[ˈtɪpsɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) → brillo/a

tipsy

(ˈtipsi) adjective
slightly drunk.
ˈtipsily adverb
ˈtipsiness noun

tipsy

سَكْران podnapilý bedugget angeheitert μισομεθυσμένος achispado, bebido hiprakassa oleva pompette pripit brillo ほろ酔いの 술 취한 aangeschoten pussa podchmielony embriagado подвыпивший lätt berusad มึนเมา çakırkeyif ngà ngà say 喝醉的
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He had plenty of money, but didn't know how to spend it, and got tipsy and gambled, and ran away, and forged his father's name, I believe, and was altogether horrid.
The extraordinarily close resemblance of the brothers to each other suggested a witticism to Tom Driscoll, and just as the chairman began a speech he skipped forward and said, with an air of tipsy confidence, to the audience:
The keeper of this bookstall, who lived in a little house behind it, used to get tipsy every night, and to be violently scolded by his wife every morning.
Alan, to be sure, was there, seated in a room lighted by noisy gas-jets, beside a dirty table-cloth, engaged on a coarse meal, and in the company of several tipsy members of the junior bar.
Had a wanderer, bewildered in the melancholy forest, heard their mirth, and stolen a half-affrighted glance, he might have fancied them the crew of Comus, some already transformed to brutes, some midway between man and beast, and the others rioting in the flow of tipsy jollity that foreran the change.
my lord, do not believe I am so stingy as that; I delight the heart of some poor little tradesman or clerk by sending him a wing of a red partridge, a slice of venison, or a slice of a truffled pasty, dishes which he never tasted except in his dreams; these are the leavings of the twenty-four franc prisoners; and as he eats and drinks, at dessert he cries `Long live the King,' and blesses the Bastile; with a couple of bottles of champagne, which cost me five sous, I made him tipsy every Sunday.
The young man stood on the defensive until the old count's ire was completely kindled; he carried his point, and made the greenhorn tipsy, willy nilly.
She has seen the lovely Claire on her knees, with loosened tresses and streaming eyes, and the rest of them standing over her with spikes and goads and red-hot irons, ready to come down on her if she refuses the tipsy duke.
Well, father wouldn't have coughed and creeped about as he does, and wouldn't have got too tipsy to go on this journey; and mother wouldn't have been always washing, and never getting finished.
His cheerfulness should be the gift of the sunlight; the air should suffice for his inspiration, and he should be tipsy with water.
Luckily, the street was dark, and the scholar was tipsy.
You're right, clerk," said the latter, "you're right, tipsy spirit--you're right