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fizz

[fiz] /fɪz/
verb (used without object)
1.
to make a hissing or sputtering sound; effervesce.
noun
2.
a fizzing sound; effervescence.
3.
soda water or other effervescent water.
4.
an iced mixed drink made of liquor, lemon juice, sugar, and soda:
gin fizz.
5.
British Informal. champagne.
Origin of fizz
1655-1665
1655-65; back formation from fizzle
Related forms
fizzer, noun
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Historical Examples
  • But the fizzer was filling the homestead with shoutings: "Don't apologise," he yelled.

    We of the Never-Never Jeanie "Mrs. Aeneas" Gunn
  • Was it any wonder that we all found we had business at the homestead when the fizzer was due there?

    We of the Never-Never Jeanie "Mrs. Aeneas" Gunn
  • And as no one had yet got the better of the fizzer the company gathered round to enjoy itself.

    We of the Never-Never Jeanie "Mrs. Aeneas" Gunn
  • The fizzer is unlike every type of man excepting a bush mail-man.

    We of the Never-Never Jeanie "Mrs. Aeneas" Gunn
  • "And will go hopelessly on the spree at the end of the trip," say uncharitable folk; but they do not know our fizzer.

    We of the Never-Never Jeanie "Mrs. Aeneas" Gunn
  • "Like to see one of 'em doing it 'emselves," says the fizzer.

    We of the Never-Never Jeanie "Mrs. Aeneas" Gunn
  • The fizzer was due at sundown, and at sundown a puff of dust rose on the track, and as a cry of "Mail oh!"

    We of the Never-Never Jeanie "Mrs. Aeneas" Gunn
  • It took discrimination to fit the fizzer's remarks on to the right person.

    We of the Never-Never Jeanie "Mrs. Aeneas" Gunn
  • "Told you he was a bally ass," the fizzer shouted in his delight, and promising Dan something later on, he lay down to rest.

    We of the Never-Never Jeanie "Mrs. Aeneas" Gunn
  • But then supper came every night and the fizzer once in forty-two.

    We of the Never-Never Jeanie "Mrs. Aeneas" Gunn
British Dictionary definitions for fizzer

fizzer

/ˈfɪzə/
noun
1.
anything that fizzes
2.
(Austral, slang) a person or thing that disappoints, fails to succeed, etc: the horse proved to be a fizzer

fizz

/fɪz/
verb (intransitive)
1.
to make a hissing or bubbling sound
2.
(of a drink) to produce bubbles of carbon dioxide, either through fermentation or aeration
noun
3.
a hissing or bubbling sound
4.
the bubbly quality of a drink; effervescence
5.
any effervescent drink
Derived Forms
fizzy, adjective
fizziness, noun
Word Origin
C17: of imitative origin
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Word Origin and History for fizzer

fizz

v.

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 fizzer

fizz

noun

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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