- 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
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Examples from the Web for fizzes
How it fizzes as it goes into the trough of water, and how suddenly all the glow is gone!Over the Teacups
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Be ready to drink it while it fizzes; for then it's at its best.Martin Hyde, The Duke's Messenger
A drop of acid on it fizzes away and sinks in between the grains of sand which in this spot become loose.Sea-Weeds, Shells and Fossils
We finished our fizzes, and Bish and I both wanted repeats, and Dad felt that he had to go along.Four-Day Planet
Henry Beam Piper
Two enterprising young men stand behind the bar-keepers in a perpetual shaking of the fizzes.The Personality of American Cities
- 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
C17: of imitative origin
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Word Origin and History for fizzes
1660s, of imitative origin. Related: Fizzed; fizzing. The noun is recorded from 1812; meaning "effervescent drink" is from 1864.
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