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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Gaëtane Thiney sent a free kick to the far post, where 6-foot-2 centerback Wendie Renard waited for a point-blank header that sent the crowd into a tizzy. Alicia Delgallo, Pro Soccer USA, "Megan Rapinoe brace sends USWNT to World Cup semifinals, seals 2-1 win over France," 29 June 2019 The entrepreneur appeared on the Democratic debate stage Thursday in Miami without neckwear, sending the Twitterverse into a tizzy. John Fritze, USA TODAY, "Andrew Yang goes (GASP!) tie-less on Democratic debate stage," 27 June 2019 Mario Kart Tour, scheduled to launch this summer, has had gamers in a tizzy since it was announced in early 2018. Bloomberg News, The Denver Post, "Mario Kart Tour shows promise of mobile hit for Nintendo," 9 June 2019 But while the end of the fantasy drama show has left loyal watchers in a tizzy, the cast, who had an emotional final filming day, has been bracing itself for months knowing the end was nigh. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "Maisie Williams Says Goodbye to Game of Thrones by Going Blonde," 20 May 2019 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

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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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to form ideas or theories about something

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