tizzy

[tiz-ee]
noun, plural tizzies.
1.
Slang.
a.
a dither.
b.
a nervous, excited, or distracted state.
2.
British Obsolete. a sixpence.

Origin:
1795–1805; origin uncertain

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tizzy (ˈtɪzɪ)
 
n , pl -zies
informal tizz, Also called: tiz-woz a state of confusion, anxiety, or excitement
 
[C19: of unknown origin]

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tizzy
1935, Amer.Eng. colloquial, of uncertain origin, perhaps related to slang tizzy "sixpence piece" (1804), a corruption of tester, a name for the coin (see tester (2)).
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tizzy definition

[ˈtɪzi]
  1. n.
    a state of confusion. (See also twit.) : The kind of tizzy that this place gets into drives me up the wall.
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Example sentences
The prospect threw political rivals, journalists and especially the electoral council into a tizzy.
Politicians are in a tizzy over how much corporate leaders make.
Tizzy sighed when she thought of all of the chores that waited for her.
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