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tizzy

[tiz-ee] /ˈtɪz i/
noun, plural tizzies.
1.
Slang.
  1. a dither.
  2. a nervous, excited, or distracted state.
2.
British Obsolete. a sixpence.
Origin
1795-1805
1795-1805; origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for tizzies

tizzy

/ˈtɪzɪ/
noun (pl) -zies
1.
(informal) a state of confusion, anxiety, or excitement Also called tizz, tiz-woz (ˈtɪzˌwɒz)
Word Origin
C19: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for tizzies

tizzy

n.

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)).

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Slang definitions & phrases for tizzies

tizzy

Related Terms

in a tizzy


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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