What does the word tipsy mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Partially intoxicated.

Usage examples for tipsy

  1. High or low, tipsy or sober, vulgar or refined, pleasant or the reverse, we knew them all before Leech ever drew them; and our recognition of them on his page is full of delight at meeting old familiar friends and seeing them made fun of for our amusement. – Social Pictorial Satire by George du Maurier
  2. I fear me that very little flattery is sufficient to turn the head of a young man of eighteen; and if I yielded to the " pleasant incense," let my apology be that I was not used to it; and lastly, let me avow, if I did get tipsy, I liked the liquor. – Charles O'Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 2 (of 2) by Charles Lever
  3. The truth was, I felt and acted almost as if I were tipsy. – Old Jack by W.H.G. Kingston