twizzle

1 of 2

verb

twiz·​zle
ˈtwizəl
-ed/-ing/-s
British
: spin, twirl

twizzle

2 of 2

noun

plural twizzles
figure skating
: a maneuver in which a skater performs rapid, continuous rotations on one foot while skating forward or backward over the ice
The presentation includes complicated spins, tricky footwork, lifts and "twizzles," which are vertical spins performed as the skater moves across the ice.M. Ferguson Tinsley, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 5 Jan. 2006
Quite simply, their heartfelt performance and technical mastery over ice dancing's ever more difficult elements—the lifts and spins and twizzles—set the bar too high …Dan Barnes, Calgary Herald (Alberta, Canada), 23 Feb. 2010

Word History

Etymology

Verb

probably alteration of twistle entry 2

Noun

probably derivative of twizzle entry 1

First Known Use

Noun

circa 1975, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of twizzle was circa 1975

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“Twizzle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/twizzle. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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