tizzy

[ tiz-ee ]
/ ˈtɪz i /

noun, plural tiz·zies.

Slang.
  1. a dither.
  2. a nervous, excited, or distracted state.
British Obsolete. a sixpence.

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Origin of tizzy

First recorded in 1795–1805; origin uncertain
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tizzy

/ (ˈtɪzɪ) /

noun plural -zies

informal a state of confusion, anxiety, or excitementAlso called: tizz, tiz-woz (ˈtɪzˌwɒz)

Word Origin for tizzy

C19: of unknown origin
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