It is a collocation, not a compound noun.
Is "dizzy spell" a compound noun or a collocation? I've been trying to figure it out but I just can't decide. Thank you!
'Dizzy' is an adjective – not a noun.
Yes, 'dizzy' is an adjective but 'spell' is a noun, so if it is a compound word it would be a compound noun- not a compound adjective.
It is not a compound word. It is a common collocation — like 'heavy heart', 'glad tidings' or 'flat tyre'.
Last edited by Rover_KE; 24-Mar-2015 at 23:14.