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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Giddy  \Gid"dy\,  a.  [Compar.  {Giddier};  superl.  {Giddiest}.]  [OE. 
  gidi  mad,  silly,  AS  gidig  of  unknown  origin,  cf  Norw. 
  gidda  to  shake,  tremble.] 
  1.  Having  in  the  head  a  sensation  of  whirling  or  reeling 
  about  having  lost  the  power  of  preserving  the  balance  of 
  the  body,  and  therefore  wavering  and  inclined  to  fall; 
  lightheaded;  dizzy. 
 
  By  giddy  head  and  staggering  legs  betrayed.  --Tate. 
 
  2.  Promoting  or  inducing  giddiness;  as  a  giddy  height;  a 
  giddy  precipice.  --Prior. 
 
  Upon  the  giddy  footing  of  the  hatches.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  Bewildering  on  account  of  rapid  turning;  running  round 
  with  celerity;  gyratory;  whirling. 
 
  The  giddy  motion  of  the  whirling  mill.  --Pope. 
 
  4.  Characterized  by  inconstancy;  unstable;  changeable; 
  fickle;  wild;  thoughtless;  heedless.  ``Giddy,  foolish 
  hours.''  --Rowe.  ``Giddy  chance.''  --Dryden. 
 
  Young  heads  are  giddy  and  young  hearts  are  warm. 
  --Cowper. 




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