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fizz

[fiz]
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 fizzer

Historical Examples

  • Was it any wonder that we all found we had business at the homestead when the Fizzer was due there?

    We of the Never-Never

    Jeanie "Mrs. Aeneas" Gunn

  • "Like to see one of 'em doing it 'emselves," says the Fizzer.

    We of the Never-Never

    Jeanie "Mrs. Aeneas" Gunn

  • It took discrimination to fit the Fizzer's remarks on to the right person.

    We of the Never-Never

    Jeanie "Mrs. Aeneas" Gunn

  • The Fizzer is unlike every type of man excepting a bush mail-man.

    We of the Never-Never

    Jeanie "Mrs. Aeneas" Gunn

  • That is what the Fizzer had to do by half-past eleven four weeks.

    We of the Never-Never

    Jeanie "Mrs. Aeneas" Gunn


British Dictionary definitions for fizzer

fizzer

noun
  1. anything that fizzes
  2. Australian slang a person or thing that disappoints, fails to succeed, etcthe horse proved to be a fizzer
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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 fizzer

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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