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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Obviously, this method is not going to work for the truly impatient person who is in a tizzy for guac on the side for tonight's Taco Tuesday feast. Amy Mitchell, Country Living, "How to Ripen an Avocado Fast," 3 May 2019 In a move that blindsided the West Wing and sent Hill Republicans into a tizzy, [Giuliani] is throwing his support behind an obscure House candidate in Louisiana trying to take out incumbent GOP Rep. Clay Higgins. James Hohmann, Washington Post, "The Daily 202: Trump lost a battle on family separations, but his immigration war continues," 21 June 2018 The absence of an exclamation point can send some recipients into a tizzy. Katherine Bindley, WSJ, "The Tyranny of the Exclamation Point Is Causing Email and Text Anxiety," 13 Aug. 2018 And while the post was cute and had fans in a tizzy over how two of the most beautiful people on the planet are still so much in love, others couldn't help but point out how similar Hadid's baby blues look to Malik's tattoo. Samantha Sasso, refinery29.com, "Confirmed: Zayn Malik's Buzziest Tattoo Is A Tribute To Gigi Hadid," 5 July 2018 Do not let the sensationalism of television news worry you to a tizzy. Jefferson County Cooperative Extension, AL.com, "Watching the Temperatures Change (Garden Talk)," 9 Feb. 2018 When Meghan Markle stepped out for her engagement photo call with Prince Harry at Kensington Palace on Monday, royal fans went into a tizzy over her stunning winter-white coat from her one of her go-to labels, Canadian brand LINE. Rose Minutaglio, Harper's BAZAAR, "EXCLUSIVE: Meghan Markle's Designer Breaks Down Her Winter-White Engagement Look," 28 Nov. 2017 Doesn't all the post-Awards show commentary just feel sort of dutiful compared to the tizzy over the First Lady's bangs? Sarah Smith, Redbook, "Michelle Obama Looks Great (and I'm Not Embarrassed to Say It)," 22 Jan. 2013 Last week Twitter went into a tizzy after, of all things, George Lucas' original plans for Star Wars' seventh through ninth Episodes showed up online. Graeme Mcmillan, WIRED, "Cantina Talk: No, Kathleen Kennedy Isn't Leaving Lucasfilm," 18 June 2018

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First Known Use of tizzy

1935, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tizzy

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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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