tipsiness

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tipsiness a temporary state resulting from excessive consumption of alcohol
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Tipsiness The state of being tipsy.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tipsiness The state of being tipsy; partial intoxication; inebriation.
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Usage

In literature:

The first lieutenant reports to the captain, and the captain orders up all the men who came off tipsy.
"Jacob Faithful" by Captain Frederick Marryat
The same story was told to the traders, and a fight ensued, the more terrible as the whole party was more or less tipsy.
"Travels and Adventures of Monsieur Violet" by Captain Marryat
It hardly need be added that he was more than half tipsy.
"Poor Jack" by Frederick Marryat
At last, one man, who was tipsy, came up to him.
"Peter Simple" by Frederick Marryat
It would have blotted out the look of Jimsy King's face, singing his tipsy song.
"Play the Game!" by Ruth Comfort Mitchell
At the moment a half-tipsy man at the little table next him carelessly flung the end of his cigar away.
"Post Haste" by R.M. Ballantyne
Miss Millet admitted the force of the argument and then, somewhat relieved, concluded that it must be tipsy men.
"Jeff Benson, or the Young Coastguardsman" by R.M. Ballantyne
Jack joined it, and found a tall, half-tipsy man offering to bet with another.
"Philosopher Jack" by R.M. Ballantyne
He went and got tipsy on blackberry juice, And that was the end of the gander.
"The Peter Patter Book of Nursery Rhymes" by Leroy F. Jackson
She had but one eye, her amiable husband having put out the other once on a time as she was leading him home tipsy from market.
"Shawl-Straps" by Louisa M. Alcott
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In poetry:

While snowflakes blind and blanket out
The distance more and more,
A tipsy shadow gropes his way
And staggers to the door.
"First Snow" by Boris Pasternak
The ostler has a tipsy cat
that plays a five-stringed fiddle;
And up and down he runs his bow,
Now squeaking high, now purring low,
now sawing in the middle.
"There Is An Inn, A Merry Old Inn" by J R R Tolkien
The question, gentlemen—is one of liquor.
You ask for guidance—this is my reply:
He says, when tipsy, he would thrash and kick her.
Let's make him tipsy, gentlemen, and try!
"Trial" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Then the ostler said to his tipsy cat:
‘The white horses of the Moon,
They neigh and champ their silver bits;
But their master's been and drowned his wits,
and the Sun'll be rising soon!’
"There Is An Inn, A Merry Old Inn" by J R R Tolkien
We're twenty! We're twenty! Who says we are more?
He's tipsy,— young jackanapes!— show him the door!
"Gray temples at twenty?"— Yes ! white if we please;
Where the snow-flakes fall thickest there's nothing can freeze!
"The Boys" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Although thou'rt a cold water star,
As I have said, I think, already,
Thou'rt hailed, by many a tipsy tar,
Who likes thee just because thou'rt steady,
And hold'st the candle for the rover,
When he is more than 'half seas over.'
"Slaveholder's Address To The North Star" by John Pierpont

In news:

See which stars talked about hitting the sauce and who actually showed up tipsy , on our video roundup.
Tipsy Plums & Raspberries.
Perch yourself at The Forge's sleek new bar and order a Tipsy Fresa, a refreshing, sake-based cocktail that's easy to make at home.
The joint is definately for the ladies and it's called " Tipsy ".
Emma, 23, and Andrew, 28, did some shopping at Parke and Ronen on Sunday before heading to Tipsy Parson to grab some food.
Tipsy Cow's Corner Comfort Food.
From 6pm Friday until 2am Tuesday, any driver, not just AAA members, may call the Tipsy Tow service and request a ride home.
Tipsy Sunday, September 23, 2012: 8:12 am a_voice_of_reason said: i love the comments section of the HT.
' Tipsy Tow' will get you home safely this Memorial Day weekend.
Was The ABC Anchor Tipsy .
Pickle shots are always a favorite of customers at the Tipsy Turtle.
Tipsy Turtle also has frozen drinks for the person who wants to explore other options.
' Tipsy Tow' offers safe ride home for drunk drivers.
Tipsy Tow is being offered between 6 pm tonight and 6 am Thanksgiving morning.
The Tipsy Artist shows us how much fun you can have at a local wine and painting events.
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