tizzy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tizzy an excited state of agitation "he was in a dither","there was a terrible flap about the theft"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tizzy A sixpence.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Tizzy tiz′i (slang) a sixpence.
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Usage

In literature:

Lavender said, and tipped me a tizzy for myself; and they're off to Luton.
"St. Ives being The Adventures of a French Prison in England" by Robert Louis Stevenson
These were the things I observed on first entering the study of Professor Tizzi.
"After Dark" by Wilkie Collins
Tizzie Dunn was dead, too, and the Waters had gone back to England.
"Dubliners" by James Joyce
Find the value of a 'bob,' a 'tanner,' 'a joey,' and a 'tizzy.
"The Adventures of Mr. Verdant Green, Vols. I to III" by Cuthbert Bede
Find the value of a 'bob,' a 'tanner,' a 'joey,' a 'tizzy,' a 'poney,' and a 'monkey.
"The Worlds Greatest Books" by Arthur Mee, J. A. Hammerton, Eds.
Alone, she might have gone off half-cocked in an emotional tizzy.
"Highways in Hiding" by George Oliver Smith
As soon as Mike started bluffing, the robot went into a tizzy.
"Unwise Child" by Gordon Randall Garrett
His sister, Tizzie Scaggs, was head-over-heels in love with Jonathan Witchcott.
"Blue Ridge Country" by Jean Thomas
Adults one shilling, kids tizzy.
"HE" by Andrew Lang
The translated broadcast, as Gus and Al presented it, was calculated to put the high brass of the defense forces into a frenzied tizzy.
"The Machine That Saved The World" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
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In news:

Then there is that one post that just sends me into a tizzy, searching the internet to see if this is about to really happen.
What exactly is it that has AARP in such a tizzy.
After last episode's tizzy of events, this week's "Homeland " had a lot to make up for.
Boy, have the media been in a tizzy over that one.
The possibility of a cell phone tower being constructed in the middle of North Haven has thrown many residents into a tizzy.
Drake 's official fansite posted this photo to Instagram, sending fans of Drizzy and Flavortown into a tizzy.
Supplier recalls lettuce over E. Loose buck causes tizzy in SE ABQ.
Venture capital firm Y Combinator co-founder Paul Graham sent the VC blogosphere into a tizzy this week when he tweeted.
After last episode's tizzy of events, this week's " Homeland " had a lot to make up for.
Cee's Tizzy ), who is one of four stakes winners out of multiple stakes winner.
With only 13 days left until Christmas, many people are still in a tizzy, trying to find that perfect gift, while others are discovering they still have a long list to shop for.
Why Cisco's in a Tizzy over Microsoft's Skype Purchase .
The Republicans , of course, are all in a hilarious tizzy about how it all went sour.
Stalking Slew's Tizzy Nabs Native Diver.
Slew's Tizzy pulls away in the Native Diver.
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