My Giddy Aunt

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My Giddy Aunt : Phrases



Meaning:

My giddy aunt is an expression used to denote surprise.


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Origin:

The
giddy in this instance is probably unrelated to a sense of spinning around but rather to an alternative meaning of the word indicating impulsive or scatterbrained (Old English gydig meant mad, frenzied, possessed by God).
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