American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Slightly intoxicated.
- adj. Unsteady or crooked.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Overcome with drink so as to stagger slightly; partially intoxicated; fuddled; boozy.
- Manifesting or characterized by tipsiness; proceeding from or giving rise to inebriation.
- adj. slightly drunk, fuddled, staggering, foolish as a result of drinking alcoholic beverages
- adj. unsteady, askew
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Being under the influence of strong drink; rendered weak or foolish by liquor, but not absolutely or completely drunk; fuddled; intoxicated.
- adj. Staggering, as if from intoxication; reeling.
- adj. slightly intoxicated
- adj. unstable and prone to tip as if intoxicated
- tip ("upset") + -s- ("(interconsonantal)") + -y (“quality”). The -s- is for euphony (sound) following a plosive – compare artsy, folksy, and sudsy. (Wiktionary)
- From tip2. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Chris Libby recalled how his younger brother, Dustin, looked the day he shipped off for boot camp — a kid with scruffy, long hair, still a bit tipsy from the previous night's festivities.”
“So I get back from Thane's about 5-ish, still tipsy from the tequila, and figure I'll take a nap, just an hour or two.”
“Vice-President was drunk -- he stammered out a few broken sentences in tipsy glorification of himself as a "plebeian," to the disgust and shame of all who assisted at the ceremony.”
“Not that he was in the least "tipsy" -- that low-word applicable only to low people, and not men of property, who have a right to enjoy all the good things of this life.”
“Neighbour Joe Peter Martin recalls a tipsy evening of naked wrestling in front of the fire, Jim is laid up with a bad back and Dave and Denise fear their gift of a fridge magnet will be upstaged by Anthony.”
“The beer here is stronger than in the U.S. (about 4. 8\% vs. 3. 4\% in a Bud Light), so it is sort of tricky when you think you haven't had that many drinks but are suddenly pretty tipsy, which is exactly what happened to me last night.”
“We were initially seduced by "tipsy" in the title, but once we tried thirschfeld's recipe, we fell in love with much more than the Jack-Daniels-infused syrup.”
“If I'm staying in the Hotel from the Shining I want to get drunk not "tipsy". kale”
“One morning we ate breakfast on the beach and with full bellies and kind of tipsy on Mojitos, we ran and jumped in the ocean.”
“D&D and "tipsy" kinda mesh, but I don't think D&D and "drunk" would...”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘tipsy’.
I should have known better, but once I got started on this, I realized it’s basically the same thing as Ruzuzu’s list “Let them eat cake”, with less cake.
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notanotherjazzpoet had a very promising list which appears to have petered out. Yes, tosspots: descriptions of being drunk. Walk five metres on the white line then leave your suggestions right here.
Hopefully, I'll be using this site for more than one year. It will be fun then to look back and see what new words I found worthy of notice in any given year.
All words spotted in 2008...
Words I like
Unwell, intoxicated, or whatever.
Looking for tweets for tipsy.