tiz·zy | \ ˈti-zē \
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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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 The sci-fi series sent fans into tizzies during its 2004-10 run, and all six seasons are available to stream on Hulu. Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY, "5 things to binge-watch over the long weekend," 13 Jan. 2018 Finally, with the Mexico game about to wrap up a troubling defeat, the Mexico fans who packed this stadium on the edge of Siberia went into a tizzy. Andrew Beaton, WSJ, "Germany Eliminated From World Cup as Sweden, Mexico Advance," 27 June 2018 Daphne pouts when things don't go her way, and a simple mention of her Met Gala hosting duties is enough to send her into a tizzy. Sonia Rao, chicagotribune.com, "Anne Hathaway's performance in 'Ocean's 8' will even win over the Hathahaters," 12 June 2018 The Rizzo slide threw the baseball world into a tizzy. Randy Blaser, chicagotribune.com, "Column: Why is Rizzo wrong for making the right baseball play?," 31 May 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

: a state in which you feel very worried, upset, and confused

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