- 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 fizzed
One match broke, the second had no strikin' head on it, the third just fizzed.The House of Torchy
It fizzed agreeably as it was quenched, and she looked enquiringly into the glass.Dodo's Daughter
E. F. Benson
Miss Paget's temper, which had been rapidly rising, now fizzed over.The Head Girl at the Gables
He simply bubbled and fizzed with advice, and he smiled as he offered it.Fore!
Charles Emmett Van Loan
It was here that most of the mischief fermented and fizzed out on unexpected occasions.The Madcap of the School
- 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 fizzed
1660s, of imitative origin. Related: Fizzed; fizzing. The noun is recorded from 1812; meaning "effervescent drink" is from 1864.
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