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Tizzy   /tˈɪzi/   Listen

An excited state of agitation.  Synonyms: dither, flap, fuss, pother.  "There was a terrible flap about the theft"

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"Tizzy" Quotes from Famous Books

... not Tizzy," said the younger; "it's Eliza. How do you do, sir? I hope you had a fine hunt! Was papa well ...
— The O'Conors of Castle Conor from Tales from all Countries • Anthony Trollope

... doubt about the matter, though. Cook had a most fiery temper when she was busy, and when that morning Ned went with Tizzy—so called because she was christened Lizzie—and found Cook in her private premises—the back kitchen—peeling onions, with a piece of bread stuck at the end of the knife to keep the onion-juice from making her cry, and asked her to make him a small basin of paste, her kitchen majesty uttered ...
— Brave and True - Short stories for children by G. M. Fenn and Others • George Manville Fenn

... knew he was knocked over. Besides, laying again' him by that ere commission's piled up hatsful of the ready, to be sure; I don't say it ain't; but there's two thou' knocked off for Willon, and the fool don't deserve a tizzy of it. He went and put the paint on so thick that, if the Club don't have a flare-up about the ...
— Under Two Flags • Ouida [Louise de la Ramee]

Words linked to "Tizzy" :   dither, agitation, pother, fuss

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