- a dither.
- a nervous, excited, or distracted state.
- British Obsolete. a sixpence.
Origin of tizzy
Examples from the Web for tizzy
The reality TV mogul bared her butt—and everything else, too—for Paper Magazine in a spread that sent Twitter into a tizzy.Kim Kardashian Cheekily Breaks the Internet
December 29, 2014
I arrive at twelve-twenty-five and the secretaries are in a tizzy.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days
December 13, 2014
Right-wing conservatives were in a tizzy over Coca Cola's new ad.Rage Against the Coke Machine
February 3, 2014
The tizzy over the storyline was already whipped and then abated over in the U.K., where the episode aired months ago.Was Downton Abbey’s Most Shocking Scene Ever Really That Shocking?
January 13, 2014
Mislabeled lasagna has sent Europe into a tizzy, but equine protein is really no worse to eat than beef.Waiter, There's a Horse in My Lasagna
February 8, 2013
As soon as Mike started bluffing, the robot went into a tizzy.Unwise Child
Gordon Randall Garrett
Find the value of a 'bob,' a 'tanner,' a 'joey,' and a 'tizzy.'
Find the value of a 'bob,' a 'tanner,' 'a joey,' and a 'tizzy.'The Adventures of Mr. Verdant Green, Vols. I to III
"And lose the tizzy they've promised us," said he of the hoe.Castle Richmond
This meant he would lay out the tizzy, or kick, provided that his bed was furnished with sheets.When Ghost Meets Ghost
William Frend De Morgan
- informal a state of confusion, anxiety, or excitementAlso called: tizz, tiz-woz (ˈtɪzˌwɒz)
Word Origin and History for tizzy
1935, American English colloquial, of uncertain origin, perhaps related to slang tizzy "sixpence piece" (1804), a corruption of tester, a name for the coin (see tester (n.2)).