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1Slightly drunk.‘I feel quite squiffy’
intoxicated, inebriated, drunken, befuddled, incapable, tipsy, the worse for drink, under the influence, maudlinView synonyms
- ‘While we're of the subject of goats…… I have a friend who once got so squiffy at a party she signed up for a twelve week goat keeping course.’
- ‘I feel a bit squiffy… actually make that a lot squiffy.’
- ‘In fact, shopping while slightly squiffy on cocktails is probably the closest any lady can get to heaven, in my opinion.’
- ‘You'd think I'd have learned long ago not to argue with those with a slightly squiffy glint in their eye.’
- ‘It's good to see that Gandalf has his human side, and gets squiffy at a post-Oscars party.’
- ‘She'll drink a little if we go out for dinner, but never enough to get squiffy.’
- ‘They leak, they give the wine a plastic flavour, they are nigh on impossible to remove with a cork screw when you're squiffy.’
- ‘She last played Scotland with Dreadzone at The Arches in Glasgow, where she remembers getting rather squiffy on port and not much else.’
- ‘Do they mean anything, faces, Maggie would think to herself when she was a bit squiffy and had had one too many glasses of sparkly spumante.’
- ‘I protest that this is unfair as I am slightly squiffy, but they insist.’
- ‘Much gin was drunk, much inane rubbish and some serious stuff was discussed, and we all went home pleasantly squiffy.’
2Askew; awry.‘the graphics make your eyes go squiffy’
askew, crooked, lopsided, uneven, asymmetrical, to one side, off-centre, skewed, skew, misalignedView synonyms
- ‘‘It was another one of those days for Tiger: lots of good shots and one or two squiffy drives,’ said Brown.’
- ‘So we came from what was once Middlesex before the Greater London Council claimed London Boroughs that far out (forgive me if my history is a bit squiffy there.)’
- ‘Well, when I first start the treatment I get a couple of days feeling a little squiffy and disoriented.’
- ‘Whereas cocodamol are great for sending a person squiffy in the head, they're pretty useless for relieving agonising back pain.’
- ‘Which was actually not a bad idea, since by the time I had done level 16, my eyes were going squiffy and I thought I could sleep some more.’
- ‘I read about it somewhere, they can make your brain go all squiffy.’
Mid 19th century: of unknown origin.
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