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
Recent Examples on the Web Armed with a silky swing, a memorable grin and a backward hat that sent baseball's old guard into a tizzy, Ken Griffey Jr. was one of the iconic sports figures of the 1990s. Paul Myerberg, USA TODAY, "As Sosa-McGwire battle gets reheated, Ken Griffey Jr. too cool to be forgotten," 16 June 2020 Shares of biotech Allogene spiked more than 32% in Thursday trading as initial data for its experimental blood cancer treatment sent investors into a tizzy. Sy Mukherjee, Fortune, "Antibody testing’s chicken and egg problem," 14 May 2020 Rather than getting in a tizzy, relax and be happy that this type of day does not happen frequently. BostonGlobe.com, "HAPPY BIRTHDAY," 12 Dec. 2019 Downstairs people are more in a tizzy, with veteran cook Mrs. Patmore (Lesley Nicol) and the others (except for Sophie McShera’s always contrary Daisy) excited at the chance to serve the royals. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: ‘Downton Abbey’ is in the house, splendidly picking up where the PBS series left off," 19 Sep. 2019 However, Indian social and mainstream media went into a tizzy with speculation. Itika Sharma Punit, Quartz India, "India’s most tech-savvy prime minister hints at quitting social media," 2 Mar. 2020 That's enough to send fans of Rage Against the Machine in a tizzy with excitement. Lauren M. Johnson, CNN, "Here's why folks are Googling 'Rage Against the Machine' today," 1 Nov. 2019 The Warriors outscored Orlando 29-19 in the quarter, including a buzzer-beating 3-pointer by Jordan Poole that sent Curry into a cheering tizzy. Rusty Simmons, SFChronicle.com, "Stephen Curry acts as highest-paid reporter during Warriors’ TV broadcast," 18 Jan. 2020 And sure, the latest Donald Trump tweet might throw the Internet into another tizzy, but my goodness are those cryovolcanic plumes spurting out of Enceladus enticing! Robert Gebelhoff, Twin Cities, "Robert Gebelhoff: Tired of politics? Check out Saturn’s newly discovered moons.," 12 Oct. 2019

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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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The first known use of tizzy was in 1935

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28 Jun 2020

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“Tizzy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tizzy. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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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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