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diz·zy / ˈdizē/ • adj. (-zi·er , -zi·est ) having or involving a sensation of spinning around and losing one's balance: Jonathan had begun to suffer dizzy spells | fig. he looked around, dizzy with happiness. ∎  causing such a sensation: a sheer, dizzy drop | fig. a dizzy range of hues. ∎ inf. (of a woman) silly but attractive: he only married me because he wanted a dizzy blonde. • v. (-zies, -zied) [tr.] [usu. as adj.] (dizzying) make (someone) feel unsteady, confused, or amazed: the dizzying rate of change her nearness dizzied him. DERIVATIVES: diz·zi·ly / ˈdizəlē/ adv. diz·zi·ness n. ORIGIN: Old English dysig ‘foolish’; related to Low German dusig, dösig ‘giddy’ and Old High German tusic ‘foolish, weak.’

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dizzy (dial.) foolish, stupid OE.; giddy XIV. OE. dysiġ = MDu. dosech, dösech, LG. dusig, dösig giddy, OHG. tusic foolish, weak, f. WGmc. *dus-, found also in OE. dys(e)liċ foolish, LG. dusen be giddy, and with l-suffix in LG. dūsel giddiness, MDu. dūselen (Du. duizelen) be giddy or stupid; see -Y 1.

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dizzyjazzy, snazzy •palsy-walsy • Ramsay •pansy, tansy •Anasazi, Ashkenazi, Ashkenazy, Benghazi, Ghazi, kamikaze, khazi, Stasi, Swazi •prezzie •frenzy, Mackenzie •Bel Paese, Buthelezi, crazy, daisy, Farnese, glazy, hazy, lazy, Maisie, mazy, oops-a-daisy, Piranesi, upsy-daisy, Veronese •stir-crazy •breezy, cheesy, easy, easy-peasy, Kesey, Parcheesi, queasy, sleazy, wheezy, Zambezi •teensy • speakeasy •busy, dizzy, fizzy, frizzy, Izzy, Lizzie, tizzy •flimsy, whimsy •Kinsey, Lindsay, Lynsey •poesy •Aussie, cossie, mossie •Swansea • gauzy • causey •ballsy, palsy •blowsy, Dalhousie, drowsy, frowzy, housey-housey, lousy •cosy (US cozy), dozy, Josie, mafiosi, mosey, nosy, posey, posy, prosy, Rosie, rosy •Boise, noisy

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