American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Slang A state of nervous excitement or confusion; a dither.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A sixpence.
- n. A state of nervous excitement, confusion, or distress; a dither.
- n. UK, slang, archaic A sixpence; a tester.
- n. an excited state of agitation
- Unknown. American, 1935. Possibly related to tizzy “sixpence coin”, slang for tester, a name for the coin. (Wiktionary)
- Origin unknown. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Upon further review I believe what may have gotten the cats into a tizzy is a possum.”
“The part that sends me into a pissed off tizzy is that this also guarantees freedom for men: freedom from accountability, freedom from financial and cultural responsibility, freedom to go around humping women without a second thought to the consequences.”
“What really has the MSM in a tizzy is that Obama is NOT making controversial picks of people with limited experience and opposing philosophies.”
“The latest alleged trend to set the world in a tizzy is the Crisis of Shorter Attention Spans, a dire development that has been brought about by the rise of the Internet.”
“It's being called the tizzy at the top of the world.”
“But what really has Cisco in a tizzy is the idea of Microsoft uniting Lync with Skype.”
“Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi's unscheduled train journey sent the Railway Police into a tizzy, which is on its toes after recent information of terror threat to suburban railway lines.”
“Rahul Gandhi's unscheduled train journey sends police into tizzy police into a tizzy, which is on its toes after recent information of”
“What gets me in a tizzy is the following sentence, which in my view gets to the crux of the argument:”
“What has got the airlines in a tizzy are the rising losses, which --- as per the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA) estimates --- touched $2 billion in FY09.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘tizzy’.
What a -Y does to an otherwise common, dull word
revising for a competition 30 games
in 24 hours
5-Letter words with J, X, Q or Z
ADDAX ADMIX AFFIX ANNEX ATAXY AUXIN AXELS AXIAL AXILE AXILS A...
I'm wading through Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey/Maturin novels one by one, and someday, I'll wade through them again and list all the words I learned while reading them.
Edit: I started ma...
Better alternatives for common words.
Words I need to use more to increase my vocabulary.
Hecko, words! I’m so happy I’ve found you. I want to keep you all and never want to lose you again. I hope you like it here.
( personal list )
related (from me):
"Fornication" is not equal to "formication".
Words with funny meaning, spelling or both.
Hopefully, I'll be using this site for more than one year. It will be fun then to look back and see what new words I found worthy of notice in any given year.
All words spotted in 2008...
Words I like!
( personal list, favorite words, randomness )
Looking for tweets for tizzy.