Definition of tizzy in English:



  • [in singular] A state of nervous excitement or agitation.

    ‘he got into a tizzy and was talking absolute nonsense’
    • ‘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?’
    • ‘The British Blogosphere is getting itself into a tizzy about the Red Army Fraction and the concept of ‘understanding terrorism’.’
    • ‘They are working themselves into a complete tizzy over it.’
    • ‘Don't let them work you into a tizzy, let them stir their stupid pot.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Did the story's technological wrinkle throw the Times into a tizzy?’
    • ‘So my husband Mark called me in a tizzy this morning.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘As a fierce penguin lover, I'm in a bit of a tizzy over this.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘With a mass of further celebrations to come, the community is in a tizzy of excitement.’
    • ‘Meanwhile, The NY Times does a big story on liberal bloggers that apparently has the right blogosphere in a complete tizzy.’
    • ‘Count Thibault and his servant Andre are in a tizzy after being transported from the 12 th century to modern-day Chicago.’
    • ‘Consternation froths up into a fragrant tizz of sympathetic disapproval.’
    • ‘A reader with a Ph.D. in Eastern European History writes in response to the recent tizzy over Martino.’
    • ‘Wall Street is in a tizzy and Main Street is kind of tense.’
    • ‘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.’
    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.