tizzy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unknown. American, 1935. Possibly related to tizzysixpence coin”, slang for tester, a name for the coin.[1]

Noun[edit]

tizzy (plural tizzies)

  1. A state of nervous excitement, confusion, or distress; a dither.
  2. (UK, slang, archaic) A sixpence; a tester.

Usage notes[edit]

Frequently used in the phrase “in a tizzy”.

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ tizzy” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).