tiz·​zy ˈti-zē How to pronounce tizzy (audio)
plural tizzies
: a highly excited and distracted state of mind

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 Naturally, this all sent social media into a tizzy, with both artists’ respective fan bases rallying around their faves while more casual listeners picked their sides. Kyle Denis, Billboard, 29 Jan. 2024 The actor stars in Calvin Klein’s new underwear campaign, and the images that came out of it immediately sent the World Wide Web into a tizzy. Christian Allaire, Vogue, 9 Jan. 2024 James posts a mix of beauty, hair care, family, and self-care content on her Instagram feed, but what currently has us in a tizzy is her luxurious palatial bathroom housed within the expansive James estate in Los Angeles, inspiring us to level up our self-care routines. Dominique Fluker, Essence, 13 Sep. 2023 An excerpt from Hotel Chocolat in 2020 is the snippet in particular that sent the internet into a tizzy over the last few days. Tanay Howard, Parents, 8 Dec. 2023 TikTok filters like Bold Glamour and Lite Foundation had people in a tizzy mostly because, unlike filters we’re used to, these filters use nearly undetectable technology to change you into the hottest version of yourself. Kirbie Johnson, Allure, 27 Oct. 2023 Between a rumors of joint album from Kanye West & Ty Dolla $ign, several revelations from Jada Pinkett Smith’s memoir, and a surprise freestyle from Drake’s son, Adonis, the hip-hop world has been in a tizzy for the past week. Kyle Denis, Billboard, 16 Oct. 2023 The top of the third set was electric, kicking off with a break of serve (Gauff of Sabalenka’s) that once again sent the stands into a tizzy. Vogue, 9 Sep. 2023 The story sent the city of 140,000 inhabitants into a tizzy and spawned wild rumors. Terrence McCoy, Washington Post, 6 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History


origin unknown

First Known Use

1935, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tizzy was in 1935

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“Tizzy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tizzy. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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tiz·​zy ˈtiz-ē How to pronounce tizzy (audio)
plural tizzies
: a very excited and mixed-up state of mind

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