fizz

[ fiz ]
/ fɪz /

verb (used without object)

to make a hissing or sputtering sound; effervesce.

noun

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.

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Origin of fizz

First recorded in 1655–65; back formation from fizzle

OTHER WORDS FROM fizz

fizz·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for fizzing

fizz
/ (fɪz) /

verb (intr)

to make a hissing or bubbling sound
(of a drink) to produce bubbles of carbon dioxide, either through fermentation or aeration

noun

a hissing or bubbling sound
the bubbly quality of a drink; effervescence
any effervescent drink

Derived forms of fizz

fizzy, adjectivefizziness, noun

Word Origin for fizz

C17: of imitative origin
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