fizz

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v fizz become bubbly or frothy or foaming "The boiling soup was frothing","The river was foaming","Sparkling water"
    • n fizz an effervescent beverage (usually alcoholic)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: As an iceberg melts, it makes a fizzing sound because of the compressed air bubbles popping in the ice
    • n Fizz A hissing sound; as, the fizz of a fly.
    • v. i fizz fĭz To make a hissing sound, such as that of a burning fuse or a bubbling carbonated beverage.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: A black cow is a chocolate soda with chocolate ice cream. The term dates from the Roaring Twenties, although it also came to be used to describe a root beer float. Another term for a black cow was a mud fizz.
    • fizz To make a hissing or sputtering sound; fizzle.
    • n fizz A hissing or sputtering sound.
    • n fizz A light frothy liquid; specifically, in the United States, soda-water or other effervescent water; in England, champagne: so called from the hissing sound it makes when uncorked. Also fizzle.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Fizz fiz to make a hissing or sputtering sound
    • n Fizz any frothy drink, as soda-water, or esp. champagne
    • n Fizz a state of agitation or worry: an abortive effort
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Icel. fīsa, to break wind, Dan. fise, to foist, fizzle, OSw. fisa, G. fisten, feisten,. Cf. Foist

Usage

In literature:

Oh, I would kill that Fizz-sticks, or whatever his name is.
"Melomaniacs" by James Huneker
If you don't get me that gin fizz like I asked you, I'll knock you for a goal!
"Kid Scanlan" by H. C. Witwer
How do you know the boy hasn't turned up at school or at home while you've been fizzing in a cloud of dust?
"" by E.W. Hornung
Hank stopped at one of the numerous cold drink stands where for a few kopecks you could get raspberry syrup fizzed up with soda water.
"Combat" by Dallas McCord Reynolds
And now you can pitch in; there's some of the fish left and a chop, and some fizz.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 7 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Used to sleep all morning, then breakfast with my pint of fizz, and lie in a hammock and read Hallam's 'Middle Ages.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 13 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Watson was almost fizzing with gin and lemon.
"A Canadian Bankclerk" by J. P. Buschlen
There was everything, from chilled olives to hot squab, with a pint of fizz at every plate.
"Side-stepping with Shorty" by Sewell Ford
He plumb likes th' fizz combination, an' mebby would want to try it out hyar an' now.
"Bring Me His Ears" by Clarence E. Mulford
Drinks like a drowning man and it never fizzes on him.
"My Brave and Gallant Gentleman" by Robert Watson
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In poetry:

Devil's court was held at night,
But his worship must have light,
So he put forth his hand and uptore
Twenty oaks from Gerrard's wood,
And he piled them where he stood,
Sap gan fizz, and the fire loud did roar.
"The Devil's Court. A Fragment." by Samuel Bamford

In news:

Rocket Fizz set to open downtown Expansion of Piazza Fine Foods delayed and other tidbits.
Rocket Fizz , Assorted Goods, and Sugarlicious.
Bubba Fizz Sunriver Saint Ballado.
Hurricane Isaac takes fizz out of Slidell Soda Shop first felled by Katrina.
Gilt Bar's Manny Sofios makes the Culo Fizz .
Inside Fizz Soda Pop and Candy Shop.
Seasonal fizz crowns French e-retail boom.
How To Fizz A Bass Successfully.
Pop, pop, fizz , fizz : rosés add the sparkle.
Wine Some Sparklers Will Add Festive Fizz to New Year's Eve.
Fizz Boutique's window displays in Market Square have been luring in customers since its opening in early September with an eclectic mix of items.
Pepsico Fizz Prompts Options Play.
Pop's offers food, fuel and fizz .
The Fizz Goes Out of Heineken.
The Ramos Gin Fizz is the most refreshing cocktail you could sip on a hot day.
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