tiz·​zy | \ ˈti-zē How to pronounce tizzy (audio) \
plural tizzies

Definition of tizzy

: a highly excited and distracted state of mind

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Examples of tizzy in a Sentence

She's always getting in a tizzy over minor things. all in a tizzy because she can't find her car keys

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When the town’s first — and only — set of traffic lights was built 10 years ago, residents were sent into a tizzy. Rebecca Tan, Washington Post, "How a conservative town in Australia set aside politics to rally for a family facing deportation," 6 Sep. 2019 Adalberto Mejia was brought in to face pinch hitter Robbie Grossman, who lofted his first pitch deep enough into the East Bay sun to send Mike Trout into a tizzy. Shayna Rubin, The Mercury News, "Takeaways: Athletics’ seven-run seventh prompts comeback win over Angels," 5 Sep. 2019 One of those is the inverted yield curve, the signal that occurred this week in the bond market and sent stocks into a tizzy. Janna Herron, USA TODAY, "A decade after the big one, what kind of recession will we have next?," 19 Aug. 2019 But any sign of a trade impact, or troubling guidance for the rest of the year, could send investors into a tizzy. Julia Horowitz, CNN, "How bad is the trade war? This week will provide some clues," 11 Aug. 2019 That goes for Rays abomination Raymond, who looks like one of Dr. Seuss’s lazier creations and makes the children who attend every Tampa home game cry themselves into a tizzy. Jon Tayler, SI.com, "The Astros Seem to Know Something About Pitching No One Else Does," 6 Aug. 2019 In a controversial match that included the early send-off, a goal which had the Rapids livid and a late non-call which turned home fans into a tizzy, Gotham bested the mountain dwellers 2-1. Jake Shapiro, The Denver Post, "Five takeaways from a controversial Rapids home loss," 20 July 2019 Considering that much of the show’s appeal is built around the chemistry between Green and Norton — and the bromance between Geordie and Sidney — the news immediately sent fans into a tizzy. Randy Cordova, azcentral, "'Grantchester' returns for season 4 on PBS with more murders and a mysterious new vicar," 7 July 2019 Earlier this season, fans learned about the fire, the batteries, and last week, the Crock-Pot (a plot twist that caused such a tizzy the company issued a defensive statement). Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY, "Review: 'This Is Us' (thankfully) resists overdoing Jack's death," 5 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of tizzy

1935, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tizzy

origin unknown

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English Language Learners Definition of tizzy

informal : a state in which you feel very worried, upset, and confused

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