tizzy


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tiz·zy

 (tĭz′ē)
n. pl. tiz·zies Slang
A state of nervous excitement or confusion; a dither.

[Origin unknown.]

tizzy

(ˈtɪzɪ)
n, pl -zies
informal a state of confusion, anxiety, or excitement. Also called: tizz or tiz-woz
[C19: of unknown origin]

tiz•zy

(ˈtɪz i)

n., pl. -zies.
Slang. a dither; nervous, excited, or distracted state.
[1935–40, Amer.; orig. uncertain]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tizzy - an excited state of agitation; "he was in a dither"; "there was a terrible flap about the theft"
agitation - a mental state of extreme emotional disturbance

tizzy

noun
Slang. A condition of excited distress:
Informal: snit, state, sweat, swivet.
Translations

tizzy

[ˈtɪzɪ] N to be in/get into a tizzy (about sth) (= nervous) → estar/ponerse nervioso (por algo); (= hassled) → estar hecho/hacerse un lío (por algo)

tizzy

[ˈtɪzi] n
to be in a tizzy → être dans tous ses étatsT-junction [ˈtiːdʒʌŋkʃən] ncarrefour m en T

tizzy

, tizwoz
n (inf) to be in a tizzyhöchst aufgeregt sein; to get into a tizzysich schrecklich aufregen

tizzy

[ˈtɪzɪ] n (fam) to be in/get into a tizzy (about sth)essere/mettersi in agitazione (per qc)
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