fizz

[fiz]
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noun
  1. a fizzing sound; effervescence.
  2. soda water or other effervescent water.
  3. an iced mixed drink made of liquor, lemon juice, sugar, and soda: gin fizz.
  4. British Informal. champagne.

Origin of fizz

First recorded in 1655–65; back formation from fizzle
Related formsfizz·er, noun
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Contemporary Examples of fizz

  • The bubbles still came out, but some of the fizz was getting lost.

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    Font of Invention

    September 18, 2014

  • But the fizz in Brazil and Turkey has yet to go flat, and the excitement and turmoil may well continue to spread across the globe.

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    You Say You Want a Revolution?

    Christopher Dickey

    June 23, 2013

  • Summer is here, people are thinking about vacation, and the fizz has fizzled.

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    You Say You Want a Revolution?

    Christopher Dickey

    June 23, 2013

  • The Tea Party in the United States still operates within the system, but its base is full of fizz and is a political force.

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    You Say You Want a Revolution?

    Christopher Dickey

    June 23, 2013

  • The show lacks a tenth of the fizz the malignant but gifted Limbaugh decants every single afternoon.

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    Rush Limbaugh! The Musical

    Rick Perlstein

    February 3, 2010

Historical Examples of fizz

  • When the mixture begins to fizz, they realise that there is indeed a science of medicine.

  • With his second glass of fizz Sir Peter began to thaw a little.

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    Sewell Ford

  • They be at it again this morning—same as ever—fizz, fizz, fizz!'

  • Ay, I can hear the fat pop and fizz as nateral as life; can't I, Barbara?'

  • All that evening, and all the next morning, Diana's spirits continued to fizz.


British Dictionary definitions for fizz

fizz

verb (intr)
  1. to make a hissing or bubbling sound
  2. (of a drink) to produce bubbles of carbon dioxide, either through fermentation or aeration
noun
  1. a hissing or bubbling sound
  2. the bubbly quality of a drink; effervescence
  3. any effervescent drink
Derived Formsfizzy, adjectivefizziness, noun

Word Origin for fizz

C17: of imitative origin
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Word Origin and History for fizz
v.

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