tipsy

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From tip (upset) +‎ -s- (interconsonantal) +‎ -y (quality). The -s- is for euphony (sound) following a plosive. Compare artsy, folksy, and sudsy.

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tipsy (comparative tipsier, superlative tipsiest)

  1. slightly drunk, fuddled, staggering, foolish as a result of drinking alcoholic beverages
  2. (metonymically) unsteady, askew

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