Definition of Tizzy

1. Noun. An excited state of agitation. "There was a terrible flap about the theft"

Exact synonyms: Dither, Flap, Fuss, Pother
Generic synonyms: Agitation
Derivative terms: Dither, Flap, Fuss, Pother, Pother



Definition of Tizzy

1. Noun. A state of nervous excitement, confusion, or distress; a dither. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tizzy

1. a state of nervous confusion [n -ZIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tizzy

tivanite
tivo
tivoization
tivy
tix
tiyin
tiyn
tiza
tizanidine
tizwas
tizwases
tizz
tizzes
tizzies
tizzy (current term)
tió de Nadal
tiós de Nadal
tjaele
tjalk
tjalks
tjanting
tjantings
tjuringa
tjuringas
tjurunga
tjurungas
tlachtli
tlalocite
tlapallite

Literary usage of Tizzy

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1. Howitt's Journal by William Howitt, Mary Botham Howitt (1847)
"'"You do, tizzy ?" said the young man, starting. Guard him,'all Good Influences. ... "V—rio tizzy ; but we must not think of this. " Why ? ..."

2. The Nineteenth Century (1889)
"For my part I honestly liked Sebastian, and I often got him to lend me a ' tizzy,' as we called a sixpence, after school. But I always pinched him, ..."

3. A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant: Embracing English, American, and Anglo by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland (1890)
"tizzy Poole (Winchester), an old term for a fives' ball. They cost sixpence, and were sold to the boys by a head porter named Poole. ..."

4. The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine by Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew (1853)
"After the lesson was over, and seemingly anxious to know how far the interdict extended, she put this question : 1 ' tizzy, [an early attempt at cousin, ..."

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