adjective, tip·si·er, tip·si·est.
- slightly intoxicated or drunk.
- characterized by or due to intoxication: a tipsy lurch.
- tipping, unsteady, or tilted, as if from intoxication.
adjective -sier or -siest
- slightly drunk
- slightly tilted or tipped; askew
adj.1570s, from tip (v.1); later associated with tipple. Tipsy-cake (1806) was cake saturated with wine or liquor.