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 Local news in this conservative city, however, was still in a tizzy. Megan Broussard, Marie Claire, 3 June 2021 The deal is officially expected to close in mid-2022, though investors are currently in a tizzy as AT&T’s dividend will be cut to account for WarnerMedia’s shareholder distribution. Q.ai - Investing Reimagined, Forbes, 21 May 2021 Those nine words sent the internet into a tizzy as everyone wondered if this meant that Aaron Rodgers will in fact be leaving the Packers because of some issues between the two sides. Andy Nesbitt, USA TODAY, 4 May 2021 But there’s one competitor that could send these plans into a tizzy. Ananya Bhattacharya, Quartz, 24 Mar. 2021 Minutes after Lopez announced the five winners the morning of Feb. 5, Richards relayed the news and sent the group into a tizzy. Ben Goessling, Star Tribune, 25 Feb. 2021 For the first time in 30 years, U.S. Postal Service delivery trucks are getting a facelift — and the new design is sending the internet into a tizzy. Rachel Desantis, PEOPLE.com, 24 Feb. 2021 While that news sent many Blazers fans and some media members into a tizzy, Lillard said he wasn’t fazed. oregonlive, 20 Feb. 2021 You’d be forgiven for thinking the corruption scandal that brought down Mayor Ray Nagin almost seven years ago couldn’t have anything to do with the startling GameStop stock run that has had Wall Street in a tizzy for the last couple of weeks. Gordon Russell, NOLA.com, 2 Feb. 2021

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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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5 Jun 2021

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“Tizzy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tizzy. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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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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