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fizz

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verb (used without object)
  1. to make a hissing or sputtering sound; effervesce.
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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.
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Origin of fizz

First recorded in 1655–65; back formation from fizzle
Related formsfizz·er, noun
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Examples from the Web for fizzed

Historical Examples

  • One match broke, the second had no strikin' head on it, the third just fizzed.

    The House of Torchy

    Sewell Ford

  • It fizzed agreeably as it was quenched, and she looked enquiringly into the glass.

    Dodo's Daughter

    E. F. Benson

  • Miss Paget's temper, which had been rapidly rising, now fizzed over.

  • He simply bubbled and fizzed with advice, and he smiled as he offered it.

    Fore!

    Charles Emmett Van Loan

  • It was here that most of the mischief fermented and fizzed out on unexpected occasions.


British Dictionary definitions for fizzed

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
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noun
  1. a hissing or bubbling sound
  2. the bubbly quality of a drink; effervescence
  3. any effervescent drink
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Derived Formsfizzy, adjectivefizziness, noun

Word Origin

C17: of imitative origin
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Word Origin and History for fizzed

fizz

v.

1660s, of imitative origin. Related: Fizzed; fizzing. The noun is recorded from 1812; meaning "effervescent drink" is from 1864.

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