noun, plural tiz·zies.
- a dither.
- a nervous, excited, or distracted state.
Origin of tizzy
Examples from the Web for tizzy
The reality TV mogul bared her butt—and everything else, too—for Paper Magazine in a spread that sent Twitter into a tizzy.
I arrive at twelve-twenty-five and the secretaries are in a tizzy.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Right-wing conservatives were in a tizzy over Coca Cola's new ad.
The tizzy over the storyline was already whipped and then abated over in the U.K., where the episode aired months ago.Was Downton Abbey’s Most Shocking Scene Ever Really That Shocking?|Kevin Fallon|January 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Mislabeled lasagna has sent Europe into a tizzy, but equine protein is really no worse to eat than beef.
As soon as Mike started bluffing, the robot went into a tizzy.Unwise Child|Gordon Randall Garrett
Why, look 'e here, my trump, its a farden more to the tizzy—that's what it is.A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II)|Augustus de Morgan
Tom,” said Tizzy, addressing her father across the table, “I hope you had a good run to-day.The O'Conors of Castle Conor|Anthony Trollope
Find the value of a 'bob,' a 'tanner,' a 'joey,' and a 'tizzy.'
Find the value of a 'bob,' a 'tanner,' 'a joey,' and a 'tizzy.'The Adventures of Mr. Verdant Green, Vols. I to III|Cuthbert Bede
British Dictionary definitions for tizzy
noun plural -zies
Word Origin for tizzy
Word Origin and History for tizzy
1935, American English colloquial, of uncertain origin, perhaps related to slang tizzy "sixpence piece" (1804), a corruption of tester, a name for the coin (see tester (n.2)).