Definitions

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  • v. To make tipsy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To make tipsy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To make tipsy; fuddle; inebriate.

Etymologies

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tipsy +‎ -fy

Examples

  • "I have been weeping, toad, with my head on the pin-cushion, and the maid trying to tipsify me with brandy."

    Gallantry Dizain des Fetes Galantes

  • Even envious Miss Briggs never spoke ill of her, high and mighty Miss Saltire (Lord Dexter’s granddaughter) allowed that her figure was genteel; and as for Miss Swartz, the rich woolly-haired mulatto from St. Kitt’s, on the day Amelia went away, she was in such a passion of tears, that they were obliged to send for Dr. Floss, and half tipsify her with salvolatile.

    I. Chiswick Mall

  • St. Kitt's, on the day Amelia went away, she was in such a passion of tears that they were obliged to send for Dr. Floss, and half tipsify her with salvolatile.

    Vanity Fair

  • Swartz, the rich woolly-haired mulatto from St. Kitt’s, on the day Amelia went away, she was in such a passion of tears that they were obliged to send for Dr. Floss, and half tipsify her with salvolatile.

    Vanity Fair

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  • ...she was in such a passion of tears that they were obliged to send for Dr. Floss, and half tipsify her with salvolatile.

    - Thackeray, Vanity Fair, ch. 1

    November 15, 2008