swimmy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

swim +‎ -y

Adjective[edit]

swimmy (comparative more swimmy, superlative most swimmy)

  1. dizzy; swirling or moving as if seen in a daze
    • 1901, Henry Lawson, Joe Wilson and His Mates[1]:
      I hadn't noticed at Peter Anderson's—my head was too swimmy to notice anything.
    • 1995, Iain Banks, Whit
      It was as well I was sitting down; the experience of dizziness induced by a familial revelation did not seem to be a condition I was becoming inured to, despite the frequency with which it had swept through me in the past few days. My sight seemed to go a bit swimmy for a while, but I just sat and waited for it to clear.