from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A firework, made of damp powder, which makes a hissing or fizzing noise when ignited.
- n. A gadding, flirting girl.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
'You've got one of your fits on again,' cried Frank contemptuously; 'what a gunpowder fizgig you are!'
Neither powder nor pepper (you know) was adulterated in those days, and if you made a fizgig, why it blossomed and starred like a golden thistle, flashed into a myriad sparklets like a tiny fountain for Queen Mab and her troupe to dance round.
Chairmen splashed us as they passed; and impudent dandies powdered and patched and laced and bewigged like any fizgig of a girl would have elbowed us from the wall to the gutter for the sport of seeing M. Radisson's moccasins slimed.
This word may be a combination of 'fizz,' a hissing or sputtering sound, and 'gig,' a frivolous person.