- 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 fizzing
There is no bubbling, nor fizzing, nor any other noise or motion.
I was listening to it fizzing when I heard footsteps out in our yard.Nobody's Boy
Fizzing, first-rate, very good, excellent; synonymous with stunning.The Slang Dictionary
John Camden Hotten
These fizzing squibs of thought cannot be smothered in a blanket.Hints to Pilgrims
Charles Stephen Brooks
Tom frothed at the mouth and seemed like a fizzing torpedo about to explode.Tales of lonely trails
- 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 fizzing
1660s, of imitative origin. Related: Fizzed; fizzing. The noun is recorded from 1812; meaning "effervescent drink" is from 1864.
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