- 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 fizzer
Was it any wonder that we all found we had business at the homestead when the Fizzer was due there?
"Like to see one of 'em doing it 'emselves," says the Fizzer.
It took discrimination to fit the Fizzer's remarks on to the right person.
The Fizzer is unlike every type of man excepting a bush mail-man.
That is what the Fizzer had to do by half-past eleven four weeks.
- anything that fizzes
- Australian slang a person or thing that disappoints, fails to succeed, etcthe horse proved to be a fizzer
- 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 fizzer
1660s, of imitative origin. Related: Fizzed; fizzing. The noun is recorded from 1812; meaning "effervescent drink" is from 1864.
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