from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Slang A state of nervous excitement or confusion; a dither.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A state of nervous excitement, confusion, or distress; a dither.
- n. A sixpence; a tester.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A sixpence.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an excited state of agitation
Origin unknown.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Unknown. American, 1935. Possibly related to tizzy “sixpence coin”, slang for tester, a name for the coin. (Wiktionary)