- to make a hissing or sputtering sound; effervesce.
- a fizzing sound; effervescence.
- soda water or other effervescent water.
- an iced mixed drink made of liquor, lemon juice, sugar, and soda: gin fizz.
- British Informal. champagne.
Origin of fizz
First recorded in 1655–65; back formation from fizzle
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Examples from the Web for fizz
The bubbles still came out, but some of the fizz was getting lost.Font of Invention
September 18, 2014
But the fizz in Brazil and Turkey has yet to go flat, and the excitement and turmoil may well continue to spread across the globe.
Summer is here, people are thinking about vacation, and the fizz has fizzled.
The Tea Party in the United States still operates within the system, but its base is full of fizz and is a political force.
The show lacks a tenth of the fizz the malignant but gifted Limbaugh decants every single afternoon.Rush Limbaugh! The Musical
February 3, 2010
When the mixture begins to fizz, they realise that there is indeed a science of medicine.The Stark Munro Letters
J. Stark Munro
With his second glass of fizz Sir Peter began to thaw a little.Shorty McCabe
They be at it again this morning—same as ever—fizz, fizz, fizz!'
Ay, I can hear the fat pop and fizz as nateral as life; can't I, Barbara?'
All that evening, and all the next morning, Diana's spirits continued to fizz.A harum-scarum schoolgirl
- to make a hissing or bubbling sound
- (of a drink) to produce bubbles of carbon dioxide, either through fermentation or aeration
- a hissing or bubbling sound
- the bubbly quality of a drink; effervescence
- any effervescent drink
C17: of imitative origin
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Word Origin and History for fizz
1660s, of imitative origin. Related: Fizzed; fizzing. The noun is recorded from 1812; meaning "effervescent drink" is from 1864.
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