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[fiz] /fɪz/
verb (used without object)
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
1655-65; back formation from fizzle
Related forms
fizzer, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for fizzed
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  • Bo-peep looked surprised, but did as she was bid; but to the boy's surprise and disappointment, it only "fizzed," and went out.

  • It fizzed agreeably as it was quenched, and she looked enquiringly into the glass.

    Dodo's Daughter E. F. Benson
  • Miss Paget's temper, which had been rapidly rising, now fizzed over.

  • He simply bubbled and fizzed with advice, and he smiled as he offered it.

    Fore! Charles Emmett Van Loan
  • One match broke, the second had no strikin' head on it, the third just fizzed.

    The House of Torchy Sewell Ford
  • It was here that most of the mischief fermented and fizzed out on unexpected occasions.

    The Madcap of the School Angela Brazil
  • As he leaned out of the window two cats yawled and fizzed at one another among the laurels, and then scampered away into muteness.

    Sinister Street, vol. 2 Compton Mackenzie
  • His guest stood shivering in the doorway until a match sputtered and fizzed in Hornett's fingers.

    Young Mr. Barter's Repentance David Christie Murray
  • But at the critical instant the kindly incandescence burned blue, clicked, fizzed, and died down to a red spot in the darkness.

    The Helpers Francis Lynde
  • However, the hired attendants did their duty, and the name of Fizzybelli was fizzed about the room in every direction.

    Newton Forster Captain Frederick Marryat
British Dictionary definitions for fizzed


verb (intransitive)
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
Derived Forms
fizzy, adjective
fizziness, noun
Word Origin
C17: of imitative origin
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Word Origin and History for fizzed



1660s, of imitative origin. Related: Fizzed; fizzing. The noun is recorded from 1812; meaning "effervescent drink" is from 1864.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for fizzed



A failure; fizzle: ''It was a big fizz,'' the ambassador said (1940s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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