Definition of tizzy in English:



  • A state of nervous excitement or agitation.

    ‘he got into a tizzy and was talking absolute nonsense’
    • ‘The two governments went into a tizzy of wheeling and dealing of a sort not seen since Texas oil millionaires found out about Saudi Arabia.’
    • ‘Consternation froths up into a fragrant tizz of sympathetic disapproval.’
    • ‘They are working themselves into a complete tizzy over it.’
    • ‘The British Blogosphere is getting itself into a tizzy about the Red Army Fraction and the concept of ‘understanding terrorism’.’
    • ‘You know, it's time to throw out this archaic notion of age 30 as old or beginning middle age or whatever it is that gets people in such a tizzy.’
    • ‘Did the story's technological wrinkle throw the Times into a tizzy?’
    • ‘As a fierce penguin lover, I'm in a bit of a tizzy over this.’
    • ‘Don't let them work you into a tizzy, let them stir their stupid pot.’
    • ‘A reader with a Ph.D. in Eastern European History writes in response to the recent tizzy over Martino.’
    • ‘So my husband Mark called me in a tizzy this morning.’
    • ‘Wall Street is in a tizzy and Main Street is kind of tense.’
    • ‘While most capitals in the region are battening down the hatches against bird flu, a creature of another kind has sent Jakarta residents into a tizzy.’
    • ‘With a mass of further celebrations to come, the community is in a tizzy of excitement.’
    • ‘Oh yes, all the cognoscenti are clutching their pearls and the anti-choice groups are running their own ads and everybody's in a tizzy.’
    • ‘Count Thibault and his servant Andre are in a tizzy after being transported from the 12 th century to modern-day Chicago.’
    • ‘It is this last one that has me in a tizzy - how on earth does one ‘make’ your job a chore without totally losing it altogether?’
    • ‘India's textile industry is in a tizzy as new duties on bed linens and other textile products will hurt textile majors with considerable clout.’
    • ‘The very idea that the government would want to treat access to bandwidth as even remotely analogous to access to highways has latter-day asphalt manufacturers in a tizzy.’
    • ‘Meanwhile, The NY Times does a big story on liberal bloggers that apparently has the right blogosphere in a complete tizzy.’
    • ‘The country went into a tizzy when the official announcement of the visit was made and, it seemed at the time, every man, woman and child said they were going to see him.’
    commotion, uproar, outcry, disturbance, hubbub, hurly-burly, fuss, upset, tumult, brouhaha, palaver, to-do, pother, turmoil, tempest, agitation, pandemonium, confusion
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1930s (originally US): of unknown origin.