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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.
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tipsy

(ˈtɪpsɪ)
adj, -sier or -siest
1. slightly drunk
2. slightly tilted or tipped; askew
[C16: from tip2]
ˈtipsily adv
ˈtipsiness n
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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.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
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"
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tipsy

adjective tiddly, fuddled, slightly drunk, happy (informal), merry (Brit. informal), mellow, woozy (informal) (slang, chiefly Brit.) I'm feeling a bit tipsy.
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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.
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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)
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

tipsy

[ˈtɪpsi] adjun peu ivre, éméché(e)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

tipsy

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

[ˈtɪpsɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) → brillo/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

tipsy

(ˈtipsi) adjective
slightly drunk.
ˈtipsily adverb
ˈtipsiness noun
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

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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References in classic literature ?
I had certainly been flushed with wine when I left Rattray; it would be no bad thing for him to hear that I had arrived quite tipsy at the cottage; should he discover I had been near an hour on the way, here was my explanation cut and dried.
Pierre drank one glass after another, looking from under his brows at the tipsy guests who were again crowding round the window, and listening to their chatter.
Their hosts were surprised, explained where and why they had missed their way, said who the tipsy people they had met were, and told them how they ought to go.
Very infrequent tipsy men, swollen with the value of their opinions, engaged their companions in earnest and confidential conversation.
Obedient to more anticipatory bars, she reappeared amidst the half-suppressed cheering of the tipsy men.
I had a nice time coming, and no trouble, except the tipsy coachman; but Tom got out and kept him in order, so I was n't much frightened," answered innocent Polly, taking off her rough-and-ready coat, and the plain hat without a bit of a feather.
But Maclean had taken his share of the punch, and vowed that no gentleman should leave his table after the bowl was brewed; so there was nothing for it but to sit and hear Jacobite toasts and Gaelic songs, till all were tipsy and staggered off to the bed or the barn for their night's rest.
But they were not only tipsy; it was plain that they were furiously angry.
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.
Of course, from the point of view of Prokofy, seeing him in a torn cloak and tipsy, he's a despicable person.
He was by this time just sober enough to do his work, and just tipsy enough to take a spiteful pleasure in persecuting his wife.
"That's what I call love!" said Caderousse with a voice more tipsy than ever.