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[fiz] /fɪz/
verb (used without object)
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
Related forms
fizzer, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for fizzing
Historical Examples
  • 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 Hector Malot
  • 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.

  • The red banners, the blows from the whips, and the fizzing of the powder, did not affect him.

    Across India Oliver Optic
  • And then he opens an imaginary bottle—the popping of the cork, the fizzing, the gurgle when it pours.

    Hints to Pilgrims Charles Stephen Brooks
  • Miss Todd felt that the school was fizzing over, and must find some outlet for its excitement.

  • I beg your pardon, Robin; but how can one stand still when one is all fizzing with gladness!

  • The next proved to be an intermittent spring fizzing on the hot stove from a water-jar placed upon it.

    A Likely Story William De Morgan
British Dictionary definitions for fizzing


verb (intransitive)
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
Derived Forms
fizzy, adjective
fizziness, noun
Word Origin
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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for fizzing



A failure; fizzle: ''It was a big fizz,'' the ambassador said (1940s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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