tizzy

noun
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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But any sign of a trade impact, or troubling guidance for the rest of the year, could send investors into a tizzy. Julia Horowitz, CNN, "How bad is the trade war? This week will provide some clues," 11 Aug. 2019 That goes for Rays abomination Raymond, who looks like one of Dr. Seuss’s lazier creations and makes the children who attend every Tampa home game cry themselves into a tizzy. Jon Tayler, SI.com, "The Astros Seem to Know Something About Pitching No One Else Does," 6 Aug. 2019 In a controversial match that included the early send-off, a goal which had the Rapids livid and a late non-call which turned home fans into a tizzy, Gotham bested the mountain dwellers 2-1. Jake Shapiro, The Denver Post, "Five takeaways from a controversial Rapids home loss," 20 July 2019 Considering that much of the show’s appeal is built around the chemistry between Green and Norton — and the bromance between Geordie and Sidney — the news immediately sent fans into a tizzy. Randy Cordova, azcentral, "'Grantchester' returns for season 4 on PBS with more murders and a mysterious new vicar," 7 July 2019 Earlier this season, fans learned about the fire, the batteries, and last week, the Crock-Pot (a plot twist that caused such a tizzy the company issued a defensive statement). Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY, "Review: 'This Is Us' (thankfully) resists overdoing Jack's death," 5 Feb. 2018 But two days later, Trump decided to tweet incendiary comments about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other House Democrats, sending the news cycle into a tizzy. Caitlin Conant, CBS News, "Sunday Trail Markers: Will California try to kick Trump off the ballot?," 14 July 2019 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

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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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tizzy

noun

English Language Learners Definition of tizzy

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

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